About a week ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin embarked on his invasion campaign to bombard, overtake and control neighbouring Ukraine. Aiming to strategically seize the country through bombing assaults that focused on the capital city (Kyiv); the Russians, assuming it would be a quick and easy offensive unexpectedly encountered bold, courageous and resilient resistance from the Ukrainian people.
As Black History Month in the U.S. continues throughout February; we've had the opportunity to celebrate the essential health and wellness contributions that Black Americans have made (this year's theme). Progress and change wouldn't be possible without the pioneers of the past and the innovators of today who are working to define the future.
The theme of Black History Month in the U.S. this year focuses on 'health and wellness'; a chance to celebrate and educate about the sacrifices, innovations and contributions of those who have made a difference in all our lives. This includes the writers, poets and storytellers who share their words of truth, guidance and love with the world.
Black History Month in the U.S. is well under way with the legacy of health and wellness change-makers and risk-takers being celebrated. Their far-reaching contributions and transformational innovations reverberate throughout history and into modern day.
The theme for this year's Black History Month is all about taking a look at the legacy of Black health and wellness; a celebration of past, present and future transformative innovations. Social progression cannot happen without those who determine new ways to overcome problems or improve the lives of others; something we should all learn about and acknowledge.
Taking action for a cause you are passionate about is one of the cornerstones of social progress. We possess a whole history to look upon, with many powerful changemakers before us, proving that forging social justice and equity takes collective work.
Inequality of access to menstrual hygiene products remains a global issue that impacts hundreds of millions of people; the U.S. alone accounts for approximately 17 million of those experiencing period poverty. The cost of items like sanitary towels or tampons can often prevent people from managing their menstrual health.
Fall/Autumn is enjoyed by many because it's frequently seen as a time of personal transformation, renewal and abundance; a time to celebrate growth and a season of giving. As the weather gets harsher, and we prepare for Winter; this is the ideal time to make sure everyone in our communities has access to basic necessities that support their health and well-being.