Parenting Black children has always come with an added dose of stress, trauma and fear. While our communities fought and struggled to be seen and treated as equal, Black parents also worked hard to establish a strong foundation for their families and communities. With the all-too-recent passing of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Black parents felt there would finally be some change for their children. But to discuss parenting from the Black perspective is to discuss living in a state of chronic stress and anxiety. For most Black families “normal” childhood experiences are met with at least two additional layers of caution.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.