Over the course of the past year, there has been much discussion regarding the systemic racism that impacts the Black community in education, business, healthcare and more. Part of recognising injustice and hoping to rectify it is by supporting those who have been discriminated against. Whether it be financial or emotional support, it’s vital to invest in the well-being Black people.
Which is why this Black History Month, Black@MullenLowe Group created the Black Catalog
- a digital magazine bringing every facet of Black well-being to light today to galvanise Black futures tomorrow.
Inspired by the Green Book, the Black Catalog is highlighting radical self-care and encouraging people to take part. Divided into three sections – health and wealth, body, and culture – that celebrate and spotlight Black joy and wellness in unique ways, the Black Catalog is a hub of thought leadership that is amplifying marginalised creative voices. This curated collection of Black goods and Black thoughts serves as a bridge for people to learn and ultimately #BuyBlack this Black History Month.
Topics and Contributors
Health and Wealth
Farah Harris, LCPC - shares how one can use EQ (Emotional Intelligence) as a part of their self - care arsenal when dealing with racial aggressions.
Jazmen Edwards - shares how financial wellness can be achieved and sustained in the Black community, with steps you can take in 2021 to create a better future.
Simedar Jackson - shares the importance of having a relaxation based skin care routine, with a video tutorial for you to try at home.
Genesis Roberts - fitness trainer Genesis Roberts delivers a quick 15-minute full body workout and targets 4 key areas to help you feel good about your whole, fine self.
Maya Smithson - shares the importance of centring and celebrating Black queer joy.
Vanessa Newman - Vanessa, strategist and head of product at Somewhere Good, joins Pilar McQuirter, cultural strategy director at MullenLowe LA, to discuss what it’s like to curate online programming and preserve your wellbeing as a Black individual online.
Morticia Godiva - created an audio-visual scape illustrating Fem Queen Joy. In the video, Morticia explores movement in nature surrounded by other Black gender variant folk. This project keys in on the celebration of Black Trans movement within the world — a world where Black gender variant bodies do not experience harm or neglect.