Sponsored by Annapolis Pediatrics
Black History stories celebrate, recognize, and represent Black people. Black History has historically been saturated with stories of the pain and suffering of Black people, but none of the success or happiness. Award-winning filmmaker and poet, childhood sexual abuse survivor, and author of Butterflies In Me: An Anthology Bringing Awareness to Mental Health, Denisha Seals seeks to change the narrative and believes that telling stories of joy, triumph, and every day life is imperative to celebrating Black culture throughout the year.
A mental health advocate and childhood sexual abuse survivor, Seals is passionate about speaking up and telling your story unapologetically. Butterflies In Me tells the stories of four children from marginalized communities overcoming mental health issues with the help of a caring adult. Repeated throughout the book is the mantra, “You are special, strong, and you did nothing wrong.”
Denisha’s website: www.water2spirit.com
Activity Guides mentioned by Denisha Seals
Learning to Love Your Butterfly Youth Workbook
Practitioners Guide Tools for Children to Embrace Their Mental Health.