Celebrating Black History Month: Health & Wellness
This year’s theme for Black History Month is Black Health & Wellness
“This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.” - Association for the Study of African American Life and History
How are you reclaiming & reconnecting to your ancestral wellness practices?
Black people have made significant contributions to the health and wellness industry — from yoga and feminine products to veganism and hip hop.
Wellness has been our path to resiliency & resistance and an important tool for empowerment & collective liberation.
Watch our interactive community workshop replay below to learn about the Black health & wellness leaders that inspire the work we do as Soultry Sisters! In the workshop, we highlight and remember various Black health & wellness practices that are rooted in our history, culture & liberation.
How do you define wellness?
Often Black health is centered around poor health outcomes and health inequities, but the focus should be centered around our assets or strengths that we already have & practices we already know. Here at Soultry Sisters, we share and promote wellness practices that reflect our culture and reclaim practices that have been passed down to us by our ancestors. Watch the Celebrating Black Health & Wellness replay to learn more!
Try some of our favorite mindful movement practices on our YouTube channel and make sure to subscribe!
Alyssa + Toni