365 days of Affirming Black life and Amplifying Black love


Honoring and embodying the humanity and value of Black life is a lifelong investment that needs all of us. It beckons daily practices that shatter what we have learned from white supremacy about the divinity and sacredness of Black life. It requires a compassionate and rigorous exploration of the ways generational trauma has impacted our abilities to honor ourselves and each other.  It is a non-static process that has multiple points of entry and multilayered forms of investment...policy shifts, accountability circles, rituals, restorative justice practices, deep impactful listening,  abolition, getting in right relationship with the Earth, transformative organizing and so much more…..There are so many ways we can amplify Black love rooted in accountability and justice. We do not have to wait for a crisis to meet us to exercise our natural instincts to use love as a tool for liberation. We can craft our cells, our days, our moments, our communities to reflect a vision of liberation that affirms Black life as worthy of care, reverence and dignity.

Harriet’s Apothecary and a few Black friends in our community reflected on this question “What is one way you and/or your community  honor Black life and Black love, in your life and in the lives of Black people?  What if you could do something every day of the year? What would you do?  Here is what we came up with. If you would like to join us and add to the list, email us at harrietsapothecary@gmail.com

We hope this practice of naming and committing to daily rituals and practices of affirming and amplifying Black life and Black love will inspire you to do the same...in your own way, at your own pace, in your own time, with folks you trust and can hold you. and each other, accountable to matching vision with practice and intention with impact. We also hope that engaging in these intentions continue to fuel a legacy of practice and movement building that mobilizes transformation. We are hella grateful for all the transestors, ancestors, disability justice activists, plants, witches, sexual assault survivors, abolitionists, indigenous healers, cultural workers, farmers, moon phases, elders, babies and accountability buddies who have inspired this luscious list. AND Thank you dear reader for the ways you are already reflecting and embodying the affirmation of Black life and the amplification of Black love. Lets get free!!

365 days of Affirming Black life and Amplifying Black love


  1. Create a gratitude list of things you appreciate about your Black life.

  2. Wear something that affirms your Black brilliance.

  3. Make a scrapbook of the legacy of Black freedom you come from.

  4. Stargaze and send a wish out to Black liberation for every star you see.

  5. Cook a dish that includes an ingredient that has supported the survival of Black folks.

  6. Tell a Black person in your life that you love them and tell them why.

  7. Tell a Black person in your life you love them just because they exist.

  8. Use your platform and raise awareness for the #BlackLivesMatter movement

  9. Study the legacy of Black ancestors who have cultivated their imagination to fight for Black freedom.

  10. Surprise a Black person you know with a gift that honors their humanity.

  11. Post a photo of your younger self, honor where you have come from and where you are headed.

  12. Upcycle a shirt and engrave/screenprint/sharpie/sew-in a quote on it that reminds you of your Black power.

  13. Visit and volunteer at local community garden stewarded by Black farmers.

  14. Create spaces and events that affirm and support Black parents in fully participating with their children.

  15. Join nearly 200,00 people who have taken the pledge to stand with the Movement for Black Lives.

  16. Write thank you cards to a Black ancestor.

  17. Write thank you cards to a Black trancestor.

  18. Go to a karaoke night and sing songs that honor Black life.

  19. Create a Black love playlist.

  20. Surprise your Black co-worker with a gift honoring their resilience and resistance in the workplace.

  21. Make a recipe book of survival strategies that you and your community have leaned into in times of fear and violence.

  22. Trade books about radical Black imagination with a friend.

  23. Go on a joy date with a Black young person in your life.

  24. Go on a joy date with a Black elder in your life.

  25. Indulge in selfies of your Black royalty.

  26. Detach yourself from social media outlets that devalue Black life.

  27. Allow yourself to grieve for loss at the hands of white supremacy and anti-Black racism.

  28. Build an altar honoring the ancestors and trancestors who have fought and loved hard enough for you to exist.

  29. Allow yourself to receive Black love from a Black person you trust.

  30. Release an old habit that does not affirm your Blackness.

  31. Practice saying “NO” to things and people who do not affirm Black life.

  32. Mastrubate !!!!

  33. Schedule a friendship date with a Black person you love.

  34. Host a community skillshare where Black folks can share strategies around combating state-sanctioned violence.

  35. If you have money, send it to Black-led organizations that center the voices and brilliance of the most marginalized Black folx.

  36. Read books celebrating Black transstories.

  37. Read a book honoring Black herstories.

  38. Create a space for Black youth in your life to process about being Black.

  39. Don’t deny that anti-black racism does not exist.

  40. Don’t deny that internalized anti-black racism does not exist.

  41. Celebrate your successes.

  42. Celebrate the successes of Black folks in your life

  43. Support Black cis men in taking action against sexual assault

  44. Support actions against sexual assault of Black trans women

  45. Ask a Black person you care about, “what is the best way that I can support you?” and listen.

  46. Support anti-oppression practices and principles in your community.

  47. Write a letter to your future Black self about reminders of your resilience. Read it when you need to remember.

  48. Recall a compliment someone offered you about your Black life, savor in it.

  49. Write a letter to your inner critic, the part of you that believes in anti-Black racism. Defend your worth and your value.

  50. Make a list of friends who nurture your Black life .

  51. Describe your Blackness into the future.

  52. Honor a part of your body you have not noticed in a while.

  53. Indulge in three pleasures you have postponed.

  54. Practice receiving compliments from folks you trust.

  55. Send postcards to five Black friends who live in another state, affirming their Black life.

  56. Take yourself to a sacred space and savor the solitude of silence and stillness.

  57. Take one action today towards a dream you have for your Black life.

  58. Write down a list of how you would like to be nurtured.

  59. Define what success means to you.

  60. Record your voice affirming your own worth and value. Play it when you need.

  61. List five ways you plan to be nurtured and taken cared of in the next 6 months.

  62. Write a love letter to your inner Black child.

  63. Ask the Black people in your life if they feel valued.

  64. Identify ways you are complicit in violence against Black people.

  65. Learn what you have internalized about Black lives and shift what causes harm.

  66. Honor the inherent value of all Black life including folks who are disabled, incarcerated, immigrants, queer, trans, fat, sick, old and young.

  67. Recognize, name and transform the ways you benefit from anti-Blackness.

  68. Donate money to bail funds that support BlackLivesMatter protesters rising up against police brutality.

  69. Don’t propagate content created by white people sharing Black folx experience.

  70. Offer childcare to Black folks with children.

  71. Support local Black businesses.

  72. Define what Black freedom means to you.

  73. Support reparations to Black people.

  74. Use your privilege as a shield to protect Black bodies in protests.

  75. Share access to resources that support Black life.

  76. Engage in spaces of risk and difference that interrupt anti-Blackness.

  77. Mixed race Black folks do the work of educating yourselves and each other about the ways systemic racism functions in society.

  78. Understand that all lives will matter when Black lives matter.

  79. Make a personal commitment towards ensuring a world where #BlackLivesMatter.

  80. Make an organizational commitment towards ensuring a world where #BlackLivesMatter.

  81. Call your local government officials and ask how they are holding police responsible for state-sanctioned violence.

  82. Donate to crowdfunding pages that support families of folks murdered at the hands of police and state sanctioned violence.

  83. Remember and humanize the ancestors who have transitioned at the hands of state sanctioned violence as people.

  84. Understand how slavery and genocide reinforce policing and the prison industrial complex.

  85. Share messages affirming Black parents have the right to have children and parent their children without fear.

  86. Trust Black women’s decisions about their bodies.

  87. Trust and support the leadership and expertise of Trans Black women

  88. Trust and support the leadership and expertise of cis Black women.

  89. Hold local law enforcement accountable if they do not have policy reforms to eradicate police violence.

  90. Learn about models of community accountability and transformative processes that address and eradicate gendered violence against Black folks.

  91. Write down things you have done to navigate a crisis.

  92. Name things that push your buttons or trigger you.

  93. Define what self care means to you in this season in your life.

  94. Recruit a friend or two or more to Take a pledge and stand with the Movement for Black Lives.

  95. Offer trigger warnings when you are sharing challenging material that might impact Black folks.

  96. Value and support the participation and leadership of Black youth.

  97. Imagine the kind of Black love relationship that you desire.

  98. Support young Black people in imagining the kind of love they desire.

  99. Respect the variations in biological sex in Black people.  

  100. Respect the variations of gender expression in Black people.

  101. Hold community dialogues that build community relationship and brainstorm ideas on eliminating anti-Black racism.

  102. Boycott businesses that propagate violence against Black people.

  103. Survey Black community members about their needs.

  104. Create a meme that affirms Black life.

  105. Integrate anti-Black racism organizing throughout school curriculum.

  106. Review the effectiveness of social service programs towards Black people.

  107. Hold popular culture accountable for the images of Black violence it perpetuates.

  108. Talk about eliminating anti-Black racism among friends, families and community members.

  109. Engage one person at a social event in conversation about how we can support keeping Black folks safer.

  110. Organize tenant groups and coops to proactively monitor for violence against Black bodies.

  111. Organize neighbourhood watch groups to collectively monitor police activity.

  112. Host a film screening celebrating Black resilience.

  113. Host a brunch celebrating Black love.

  114. Create violence prevention programs in schools that center the stories of Black people.

  115. Host a screening of Lemonade and identify creative ways we can love up on Black women with their needs at the center.

  116. Participate in online communities that affirm Black life.

  117. Find examples of radical Black love in your community.

  118. Find examples of radical Black love in your family.

  119. Find examples of radical Black love in your school.

  120. Find examples of radical Black love in your hood.

  121. Find examples of radical Black love in your heart.

  122. Create a digital collage of experiences that have supported your growth as a Black person.

  123. Make time to be in your own company.

  124. Remind yourself of what you inherently know is true about your Blackness.

  125. Nourish and honor the wisdom of the pain that lives in your Black body.

  126. Tell a Black person you do not know, “Thank you for being alive”.

  127. Move at a pace that honors your body.

  128. Take a deep breath to honor your Black life.

  129. Take an even deeper breath to honor your Black life

  130. Trust in the wisdom of your Black body.

  131. Ignore one thing that does not honor your purpose.

  132. Create a relationship with a plant that mirrors you.

  133. Dig a hole in the earth and scream into it your rage. Let the earth transmute it.

  134. Sing your prayers into a vessel of water and pour it on the earth.

  135. Take a skin-nourishing oatmeal or milk bath (just dump a couple cups of milk powder or fresh milk into the tub. Add a few drops of essential oil and some honey then slide in and relax) and lovingly observe your skin.

  136. Create a loving practice of affirming the beauty of your skin every time you moisturize.

  137. Dance unabashedly to a song that represents Black joy and dignity.

  138. Read about the life of a Black transcestor and make an altar for them inspired by their story.

  139. Offer child care for a Black parenting friend.

  140. Make a recipe you learned from your family and let each ingredient be an ode to love from where you came from.

  141. Write your commitment affirming Black life and amplifying Black love on your mirror, and read it outloud at least once a day.

  142. Donate funds to Black-led organizations working on police violence and police accountability.

  143. Circulate events that uplift Black people through your social media contacts.

  144. Offer to be an emergency contact for a Black person who is offering their bodies and voices at protests.

  145. Create a safety plan for yourself.

  146. Create a safety plan with Black friends.

  147. Change up your look - try a new hairstyle that honors the legacy of Black innovation in hair care.  

  148. Give your Black hairstylist/barber a card/gift of gratitude.  

  149. Share photos of Black people of all genders/sexes/orientations engaging in radical love via social media outlets.

  150. Begin your next staff meeting with a prayer of thanks to honor all Black lives.

  151. End your next staff meeting with folks sharing something they are thankful for about Black lives.

  152. Create a visual display that centers Black joy  

  153. Read about Black identified people in spaces outside of your own.

  154. Talk and build relationships with your Black neighbors and community members

  155. Donate funds to help to build support for Black domestic workers rights.

  156. Join campaigns organizing for respect, dignity, and protections for the work that makes all other work possible.

  157. Create policies and bylaws that use gender neutral pronouns.

  158. Create gender neutral bathrooms in your workspaces, schools, conferences.

  159. Provide childcare to meetings led by Black folks.

  160. Provide health benefits, retirement plans to Black workers who work full and part time.

  161. Collect exit surveys with Black folks who leave organizations to learn about why they have left and how to better support Black workers.

  162. Create policies for addressing conflict, organizational violence, and anti-Blackness within organizations.

  163. Encourage and intentionally develop the leadership of Black folks.

  164. Host a skillshare where folks can share and build tools that support Black liberation.

  165. Pay Black artists what they have shared they deserve.

  166. Buy Black Art.

  167. Spend time learning an indigenous Black language.

  168. Reflect on what #BoldBlackFutures means to you and Black folks.

  169. Create your own Black freedom chant.

  170. Create a Black freedom song and teach it to a young person.

  171. Create a Black freedom song and sing it with an elder.

  172. Support de-militarization of local law enforcement across the nation.

  173. Support the passage of the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) which in law would prohibit the use of profiling on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion by law enforcement agencies.  

  174. Show interest, attention, love and care when a Black person shares their truth with you.

  175. Reflect on and identify  what you need to sleep soundly through the night and reach out to resources that can support you.

  176. Take some time to remind and align yourself with the legacy of healing work and why your role in it is valuable and important.

  177. Create affirmations that embody your resilience, power and love.

  178. Pack a wellness bag for yourself. Ask what will sustain and take care of you while you are moving through the day.

  179. Learn the language of your body and spirit. Notice how your body chooses to respond in the midst of certain people/certain places/certain types of actions/certain types of inactions/certain times of the day/certain times of the month/certain types of noise/certain types of movement. What do you notice? Does what arises bring you ease or tension? Being numb or not knowing is totally fine too and is also information about how your body is choosing to show up at that given moment. Write down, draw or remember what you discover. Affirm what is happening. Your body, spirit and intuition are such incredible guides that can support how we live. Without judgement, recognize that your body has unique ways of responding to what is happening inside and outside of you. Many of these responses have been powerful protection tools that continue to keep you alive.

  180. Create safety and/or support plans in advance. Ask yourself and community that you trust, what will I/we do if ____________ happen? How would I/we like to be supported?

  181. Figure out what your capacity is for the day. Are you currently recovering from illness and need to shift your capacity? Do you need additional support with what you have signed up to do?

  182. Remind yourself why you are alive.

  183. Do this with someone your body trusts and feels comfortable being vulnerable and close with:: Embrace each other in a hug (Hugging stimulates an incredibly deep nervous system relaxation response). Mirror each other with each next step. Breathe in through the nose slowly and evenly until you fill your lungs to capacity. Hold the breath for five slow counts. Breathe out through the nose, releasing the air slowly. Repeat 3 times. If you have capacity, whisper an affirmation into each other’s ear at your very last exhale.

  184. Give yourself permission to come undone. To cry unabashedly, to laugh wildly, to whip your hair back and forth, to dance ferociously, to summon up the fiercest scream. Tap into the primal nature of your emotions. Let it stir what needs to be he

  185. Put your arm around yourself. Take a deep breath. Give yourself a squeeze. On your next inhale repeat an affirmation to your core.

  186. Validate the feelings and experiences of Black sexual assault survivors.

  187. Don’t minimize Black abuse, yours included.

  188. Respect and listen to your Black intuition.

  189. Collectively debrief after difficult situations that have caused Black people harm.

  190. Reflect on your living, working and school environment and identify ways you and community can increase your sense of personal safety and security.

  191. Reflect on your living, working and school environment and identify ways you and community can increase personally and collective safety and security for Black folks.

  192. Host teach-ins that promote emotional wellness, love and resilience of Black folks.

  193. Create collective protocols for dealing with crisis when violence happens to Black folks.

  194. Make a list of situations, events and people that trigger and upset you. With compassion, identify how you can prepare for these situations if they arise, avoid them or expose yourself to them slowly and with time.

  195. Create a list of things that make your Black body feel resilient and safer.

  196. Drink water.

  197. Ask for consent before touching a Black body.

  198. Develop a community accountability system that holds people accountable for their actions that reinforce anti-Blackness.

  199. Host or create teach-ins and/or skillshares on consent and sexual assault on Black bodies.

  200. Be aware of how your privilege reinforces anti-Blackness and anti-Black racism.

  201. Validate Black people’s experiences of racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism and other forms of oppression and work to transform them.

  202. Ask Black people how they identify rather than make assumptions of their identities.

  203. Believe Black people when they tell you they have been harmed.

  204. Offer and support agency to Black people who have been harmed to practice self-determination and make their own decisions.

  205. Ask Black people who have been harmed about their needs and how you can be most supportive.

  206. Follow up with Black folks who you have offered support to.

  207. Connect Black folks with legal aid resources.

  208. Create a resource list of free to low cost/sliding scale Black health care practitioners and healers.

  209. Create an emotional support group where Black folks can share on a particular problem/resilience/theme/survival strategies.

  210. Support increased community oversight and accountability over law enforcement.

  211. Ask yourself “How do I affirm my Black life”?

  212. Genuinely greet/say hello to a Black person with love.

  213. Shift resources from law enforcement strategies to community needs

  214. Don’t participate in gossip about Black people.

  215. Interrupt racist jokes against Black people.

  216. Create an organizational culture that supports being able to talk about race, power and privilege.

  217. Create an organizational culture where Black folks feel comfortable challenging white leadership.

  218. Increase funding to organizations led by Black people.

  219. Understand and transform the ways your organization becomes a fractal of racism in society.

  220. Offer constructive feedback to strengthen anti-racist policies and practices in your school.

  221. Offer constructive feedback to strengthen anti-racist policies and practices in your organization.

  222. Develop policies and accountability practices that address conflict.

  223. Challenge power dynamics that impact Black life.

  224. Allow Black children to express the gender(s) that they feel connected to.

  225. Call a Black trans or genderqueer person by the pronouns they have said they use.

  226. Stop using words like “lame”, “crazy”, “gimp” that equate Black disability with brokenness.

  227. Create an organizational culture that values and honors Black people with disabilities.

  228. Share cultural stories that center Black femmes.

  229. Provide health benefits and retirements plans to full time and part time Black workers.

  230. Define your boundaries. Assess what you are willing to give and receive.

  231. Create multiple opportunities for check-ins around how you have been showing up for yourself.

  232. Provide sober spaces for Black folks to come together

  233. Create community-based responses to Black violence that does not rely on the criminal injustice system.

  234. Create practices and community responses that honor safety and accountability for Black survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

  235. Fund anti-prison and anti-violence organizations that support Black communities.

  236. Create strategies for organizing against sexism and transphobia within Black communities.

  237. Pressure elected officials to divest from prison expansion.

  238. Move in solidarity with Indigenous-identified Two-Spirit people and the sovereignty of First Nations.

  239. Listen to how your Black body reacts under pressure.

  240. Reflect on the possibilities of your own Black life.

  241. Practice active listening towards yourself and Black folks in your life.

  242. Donate to Black led organizations that support the empowerment and resiliency of LGBTQI youth.

  243. Demand justice for Black Trans, Gender Non Conforming folks who have been sexually assaulted.

  244. Demand justice for Black Trans, Gender Non conforming folks who have been murdered.

  245. Demand justice for Black Trans, Gender Non conforming folks who have been assaulted and beaten.

  246. Demand an end to displacement #notonemore

  247. Support Black intersex youth in their rights to bodily autonomy.

  248. Amplify the voices and experiences of Black folks in prisons.

  249. Donate books to Black folks in prison.

  250. Participate in a call-in campaign to bring public attention to abuses happening in prisons.

  251. Start a book club about restorative justice practices that can support the lives of Black folks.

  252. Organize a film screening bringing attention to police injustice in your community.

  253. Demand Black Trans and Gender non-conforming folks have equal access to employment and education opportunities.

  254. Start a book club about the stories of Black immigrants.

  255. Hold a vigil raising awareness of detention and deportation of Black immigrants.

  256. Demand that Black Trans and Gender non conforming prisoners receive comprehensive, appropriate and respectful health care.  

  257. Call on the transit system in your area to ensure the safety of Black elders, children, pregnant folks, trans and gender non conforming people.

  258. Lift up the legacy of Black led LGBTQI organizations.

  259. Organize a community wide book drive for Black immigrants detained in an immigration detention center.

  260. Encourage your faith leaders to have authentic conversations about the impact of anti-Black racism.

  261. Support Black undocumented artists.

  262. Support Black undocumented youth in navigating admissions and enrollment policies in schools.

  263. Advocate for scholarship providers to consider and support Black undocumented students.

  264. Put pressure on local elected officials to stop investing in the US occupation and militarization of Puerto Rico and Latin/South America.

  265. Demand an end to the discriminatory “Broken Windows” practices of the NYPD.

  266. Follow through with your promises to Black folks.

  267. Support organizations led by Black women and girls who have experience in the sex trade or sex work.

  268. Trust, listen and don’t judge Black sex workers.

  269. Extend love to the families, lovers and friends of Black folks and families who have experienced state sanctioned violence.

  270. Make legislative visits to communicate your concerns about the killing of Black people by state sanctioned violence.

  271. Wear clothes laundered in fragrance free laundry detergent to support Black folks who are harmed by chemicals and fragrances.

  272. Ask participants at your next event for Black folks to not wear clothes that have been smoked in or impact folks who are harmed by chemicals and fragrances.

  273. Let participants at your next event for Black folks know how accessible the event is.

  274. Smoke only in designated smoking areas to support the wellness of Black folks.

  275. Encourage Black girls in your life to make zines about their brilliance.

  276. Support Black girls in understanding and altering unequal power dynamics that impact their leadership.

  277. Support the right of Black youth to access comprehensive sex education.

  278. Provide Black youth with the tools and resources they need to make decisions that honors their dignity and supports them in protecting themselves.

  279. Address practices and policies that impact Black youth access to reproductive health care and resources.

  280. Support Black youth in honoring their experiences around abortion.  

  281. Involve Black youth in peer restorative practices that offer a safer and respectable place to process violence.

  282. Create youth friendly forms of evaluation where Black youth can authentically articulate their experiences in your school.

  283. Create youth friendly forms of evaluation where Black youth can authentically articulate their experiences in your organization.

  284. Campaign with Black cooks and cafeteria workers at colleges to fight for paid sustainability training, whistleblower protection for workers who speak out about unsafe and mislabeled food.

  285. Buy from Black farmers instead of Whole foods.

  286. Donate money to support labor rights of Black family farms in the US and abroad.

  287. Contribute to the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, an organization working on the ground in Detroit, Michigan to ensure that the local urban agriculture movement is racially and socially inclusive.

  288. Support organizations like Food for Black thought who are committed to supporting local grassroots efforts in Black and Brown communities in organizing around food related issues

  289. Confront Black body shaming in fitness and wellness classes.

  290. Find ways to exercise your Black body that make you happy and feel good in your body.

  291. Learn to tell the difference between society’s beauty ideals and your own ideals of beauty for your Black body.

  292. Be patient with your Black body.

  293. Embrace one thing that makes you feel secure in your Black body.

  294. Engage in something today that brings your Black body pleasure.

  295. Engage in something today that brings your Black body joy.

  296. Ask your Black friends who have chronic illness what you can do to support them.

  297. If you have experienced suicidal ideation, create an emergency plan with someone who cares about you and whom you trust.

  298. Honor your Black rage.

  299. Notice how your energy fluctuates and/or diminishes throughout the day. How is your Black body impacted? What things support your body in being sustained and/or depleted?

  300. Make a playlist lifting up Black grief.

  301. Follow blogs and social media accounts that affirm Black love.

  302. Honor Black authors.

  303. Participate in a Soul Fire Farm’s Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion designed for novice growers to gain basic skills in regenerative farming and whole foods preparation in a culturally relevant, supportive and joyful environment.  

  304. Listen and validate Black people’s experiences living with invisible disabilities.

  305. Send a care package to the mail to the first Black person you think of right now.

  306. Give yourself permission to express what you are actually feeling in your Black body.

  307. Properly pronounce a Black person’s name, no matter where they are from.

  308. Explore and transform the insidious ways you value whiteness in your teaching and learning spaces.

  309. Collaborate with local community organizations to create a Black only healing space for Black folks resisting and surviving violence.

  310. The moment you wake up, pause, give gratitude for waking up another day in your Black body.

  311. Create platforms that honor and celebrate the creative contributions of Black musicians.

  312. Do something that taps into your creativity.

  313. Turn off your phone and internet for 30 minutes and spend time being still and connecting with your breath.

  314. Celebrate Black feminist authors in your community.

  315. Eat meals regularly throughout the day that make your Black body feel good.

  316. Pause for 20 minutes from the work you are doing and take a walk in nature.

  317. Set a bed time to get as much sleep as your Black body needs to rest and restore.

  318. Plan a mini vacation every 6 weeks. It could even be a staycation at your home.

  319. Respect and support your Black (co)workers vacation days.

  320. Write down a list of resources, skills, mentors and knowledge you need to achieve your goals.

  321. Become a mentor for a young Black trans woman.

  322. Become a mentee for an elder Black trans man.

  323. Identify where you are effective as a Black leader and where you could use support and/or constructive critique.

  324. Identify three things that support you in feeling grounded. Connect with those things at least three times this week.

  325. Reject gossiping about other Black people.

  326. Reward Black people for their contributions to a group.

  327. Reward your Black self for your contributions to a group.

  328. List the ways you feel nurtured and appreciated as a Black person.

  329. Remind yourself of a time when you experienced a true sharing of power amongst Black people.

  330. Support Black folks in being honest about their capacity to hold a role and/or task.

  331. Cleanse where you sleep with sage and cedar to release negative energies and call in restful sleep and dreams.

  332. Host a Black femme slumber party.

  333. Make an anxiety relief bath for your Black body using 1 teasp of chamomile, catnip, rose, violet flowers and calendula. Soak for 20 minutes.

  334. Celebrate Black burlesque legends.

  335. Ask for help from someone you trust.

  336. Take 5 minutes in the morning when you get up or right before you go to bed to stretch your Black body.

  337. Take 5 minute mini-breaks every hour.

  338. Surround your room with inspiring photos of Black people

  339. Keep a daily gratitude list.

  340. Write an angry list of things that piss you off about anti-Black racism.

  341. Keep a planner and schedule time when you will have NO appointments.

  342. Keep track of your achievements and milestones.

  343. Go to a yoga class taught by a Black person who is not culturally appropriating yoga.

  344. Create an emotional emergency plan for days when you something goes wrong and you are burned out.

  345. Create an idea book to write your brilliance down.

  346. Allow your emotions to be seen and heard by you.

  347. Find two weekends in the next two months that you can take completely off.

  348. Spend some time in sunshine to love up on your melanin.

  349. Meditate for 10 minutes in the morning around a wish for Black people.

  350. Compliment your Black self on 3 things today.

  351. Ask yourself “What habits do I cling to that impact my Black body?”

  352. Stay hydrated throughout the day.

  353. Take 5-10 minutes a day to do something that is restorative to your Black body.

  354. Take 5-10 minutes a day to do something that is restorative to another Black person’s body.

  355. Take time to discover when, where and how you feel deprived.

  356. Take time to discover when, where and how you feel sustained.

  357. Take time to discover when, where and how Black folks in your life feel deprived.

  358. Take time to discover when, where and how Black folks in your life free sustained.

  359. Create a “NO” list of things you refuse to tolerate in your Black life.

  360. Move slower than your usual frantic pace.

  361. Schedule five minutes of play as many times as you can throughout the day.

  362. Recycle things in your closet that do not serve you any more. Offer it to a friend who is in need.

  363. Edit your social media friends list and unfriend people who devalue Black life.

  364. Give your Black body ten minutes of mindful attention each day.

  365. Remind your Black self and the next Black person you see that “You are enough…..and then some!”.