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The L.O.V.E. Club

Guest Contributor: Tracy N. Harris

Founder, The L.O.V.E. Club


What does Black Mental Wellness mean to you?

Black Mental wellness is the ability for us to feel safe, free, and heard—mind, body and spirit. It is doing what it takes to be mentally healthy as well as confident in our emotions


How do you promote change and well-being in the Black community?

The L.O.V.E. Club (TLC) is specifically designed to be an asset to the community. We exist so that we can assist in fostering positive, strong, sensitive, loving, intelligent young ladies into womanhood. Our prayer is that these young ladies will pay it forward and one day be mentors as well.


What are some upcoming events you are leading, that promote mental health and wellness, that you would like for our Black Mental Wellness audience to know about?

TLC meets on the fourth Saturday of every month. Check out our Instagram for the next meeting date! Due to COVID hyperactivity we made plans to surprise our current members with a gift bag drop off for our Year 5 Anniversary.


In January, we will repeat what we did last year, traveling to each "Ladybug's" home to drop off a specialized gift bag from The L.O.V.E. Club Leaders. We have also dedicated our upcoming year to having very specific guest speakers come in every month discussing everything from maintaining friendship to surviving AIDS. Which will include a session led by Black Mental Wellness’s very own, Dr. Danielle Busby, in June.


Tell us about your educational and/or professional training, and current area of expertise related to mental health and wellness?

I have absolutely no educational or professional training. My expertise is wholly my experience and my obedience to God. He has promised me that He will provide all the answers I need even if He needs to use someone else.


What are some ways that you promote mental health and wellness through your area of expertise (yoga instructor, clergy, mental health professional, etc.)?

As a mentor, I am constantly encouraging my young ladies to talk to me or any of our other mentors. They are also encouraged to pray, and journal.