Follow @raquelmartinphd on TikTok. You’re welcome. Mental health is a loaded question and topic on, for, and amongst Black people. Depending on the generation that you talk to, they will … Continue reading 28 DAYS OF BLACKNESS: The Gift Of Dr. Raquel Martin
Over the weekend, the only child of Academy Award Winner, Regina King, Ian, died by suicide. He was only 26 years old. In being honest, I am not sure if … Continue reading Talk About It Tuesday-01/25/2022
Therapy is not just for White people. Let me say it again: THERAPY IS NOT JUST FOR WHITE PEOPLE. In the two complete years we as a world have been … Continue reading Crying In The Shower…And In The Dishwater
Dear Black Men: Breathe. Do it again: breathe. Put down the world for a second, and just breathe. Your mental health matters–your headspace, your soul–they matter. In this fight for … Continue reading The Fight For Life-Part 2 (Mental Health Matters)
*Admin note: The Ideal Firestarter does not participate in sharing of trauma porn. On the cusp of Men’s Month, I wanted to remind the Black men whom follow and support … Continue reading FIRESTARTER HOTSHEET: Calling In Black
Dearest ones, I want you to know one thing. You are more than what you think you are. You deserve more than what you think you do. The idea of … Continue reading Self-Care Means Realizing The Things You Deserve.
I miss my grandmother. I miss her on a level I didn’t realize until after she had already left the world. I needed more guidance. I need more from her. … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: The Value Of Eldership
James Baldwin said it best: “As long as white Americans take refuge in their whiteness…they will allow millions of people to be slaughtered in their name.” During 72 hours, there … Continue reading Firestarter Hotsheet: If All It Takes For Evil To Prosper Is For Good Men To Sit And Do Nothing, Where Are The Good Men?
The Movement is now a buzzword. It’s a cliche, much like it was a half-century and more ago. The thing is, by nature of the word, movement is not never … Continue reading The Motive, The Gag & The Game