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Melanated Mention/Melanated Moment in HERstory (1:52 - 5:45): Yana Reynolds of Literally Yana and Write-it-off Therapy
Literally Yana is a collection of personal and expressive writing practices that spark + promote healthy releases toward a path of healing. It is infused with love, life lessons, self-celebration, and community building. Write-it-Off Therapy provides guided writing practices for personal transformation & growth.
Through powerful words and visuals, Yana aspires to inspire people to live in their purpose intentionally + unapologetically and celebrate + love themselves and others unconditionally with each stroke of her pen.
Free writing guide & resources at www.defeattheblankpage.com
Talk a Topic (6:17 - 37:18): Cope, Hope, & Bury
Yana discusses the meaning behind cope, hope, and bury and provides a glimpse of how it showed up in her life, and how she persevered beyond the pain after a tumultuous year.
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Podcast: Therapy for Black Girls
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- Use all of your PTO days and be sure to take some for mental health care as you so need it. Make the investment in you and your health.
Poetry: Yana's 2018 Reflections (37:18 - 39:32)
Rapid Fire Questions (40:20 - 55:00):
- What is your theme song for 2019? - Beyonce: Freedom
- What is your favorite hidden treasure restaurant (back home)? What do you order? Craigs BBQ in De Valls Bluff, AR; Nick's in Carlisle, AR; Uncle Jerry in Brinkley, AR
- What are some resources you would recommend? - Morning Pages; You Are A Bada** - Jen Sincero;
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