How are you doing? Have you asked yourself that lately?
We all know too well that living with Sickle Cell Disease, or caring for someone with Sickle Cell Disease, can take its toll on our minds and energy as much as it takes its toll on our bodies.
This month, we’re bringing you a special event to break down the stigmas around mental health and discuss the types of care you can access to make sure you’re able to live your best life.
In this TedTalk-style seminar, you’ll be hearing from two SC warriors who know exactly what you’ve been through and what you’re going through.
Meet our Moderator
Dr. Theopia Jackson
Dr. Theopia Jackson is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Howard University, Washington DC, and her doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She has a long history of advocating for and supporting the Black community in her field, and for clinicians and patients alike. Honoring culturally-centered spiritual healing, creativity, and resilience, Dr. Jackson espouses: “What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help [them] to learn.” ~African proverb.
Meet our Speaker
Felicia M. Holloman-Hunt
Felicia M. Holloman-Hunt was born on the Southside of Chicago in Wentworth Gardens. Born the youngest of three to proud parents: Caleb and Elizabeth Holloman. Elizabeth received her high school diploma and later her cosmetology license becoming a beautician at ‘Green’s Beauty Salon’. Caleb never learned to read but could write his name, he worked as a cook at the famous, ‘Ringo’s BBQ’. Caleb and Elizabeth made a humble home for their family.
At six, Felicia was diagnosed with Sickle Cell dis-ease, a dis-ease that is extremely painful and debilitating. Often missing school and a normal childhood, she spent many months in the hospital instead of in the classroom or on the playground. These episodes only made Felicia resilient and more determined to live and beat the odds. Felicia also experienced bullying by her peers, child molestation by her babysitter, and domestic abuse in her family as an adolescent. These are the experiences that would eventually lead her to her life’s work. Ms. Hunt has always kept a positive attitude and forged ahead in her life.