Allyson Brinson - LPC, NCC
Growing up, I learned and was often reminded that "representation matters". Every time I left the house, my mother would look at me and say "represent.” She was speaking to the great symbolism present in my melanin. I am a symbol of my Black culture and Black heritage.
We receive so many messages throughout the day... from our friends and family, social media, society, and most importantly the messages from self. As a Black woman, mental health clinician, and advocate for growth and self-discovery, I felt inspired to create something to remind us that Black is always and will forever be beautiful.