“Stop Acting Like A Girl”: Black Men, Mental Health & Sexuality Featuring Kenny Jones


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Why do we tell our black boys to stop crying or acting like a girl? It diminishes their voice and forces them hold everything inside. It is time we allow our black boys and men to cry and express their thoughts and feelings. In this episode, Kea speaks with book coach and motivational speaker Kenny Jones. Kenny shares his story with coming out as a gay black man, battling depression and being overweight. Author of the Amazon International Best Selling book Comeback Season; the Untapped Art of Mastering Your Resilience, Kenny empowers entrepreneurs, dreamers and doers, to embrace their personal stories as the core of their success; no matter how difficult or unpopular. He speaks candidly about how to turn pain into purpose while healing from revealing. Now an entrepreneur and life enthusiast, his approach is realistic and deeply personal has positioned numerous authors, entrepreneurs, and humans to own their stories. During the mind, body and soulness segment, Kea discusses the benefits of mediation to improve your mental health. References/Links: Kenny Jones Website http://kjspeakseasy.com/ Connect with Kenny on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/KJ_SpeaksEasy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1354111858045665/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_new_k3n/ Guided Mediation Apps Calm: https://www.calm.com/ Headspace: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app Black Men Mental Health Articles: Mental Health in the Black Community: Why the #TyreseChallenge Is Not Funny https://themighty.com/2017/11/why-the-tyresechallenge-is-not-funny/ Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown: Black Men and Mental Illness https://www.essence.com/2016/06/22/black-men-mentall-illness-heavy-head-wears-crown

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