“The year 2020 is one that people, including myself, are still grappling with. Not only are we dealing with a health pandemic, but a racial one as well. The effects of these pandemics are not singular. Through the events of these past couple of months, underlying inequalities such as economic and educational have been magnified for the world to see.
In the time of COVID-19, Black girls and women are adjusting to working from home, doing schooling from home, or having to go back to high-stress environments. As such
Black girls everywhere are grappling with unresolved trauma and issues, anxiety, stress, and fear. With access to mental health care services, we’ve had to rely heavily on ourselves to find ways to cope.”
– Aniah Francis -Young Scholar