Alabama State University disrupted its regular Friday schedule to welcome award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson onto campus.

EXCERPTS… In her advocacy work, though, Henson wants to let people in the Black community know that they don’t always have to be strong…That’s why she came to Montgomery on April 14: to advocate for mental health in the Black community and launch the She Care Wellness Pods at ASU.

The pods stationed behind the Bessie Benson Residence Hall offer free mental health resources, therapy sessions, yoga classes, space for rest and a variety of wellness workshops.

With the first-of-their-kind pods, Henson said there is a clear reason why they are starting with a focus on Black women:

“If you want to save a nation, if you want to save the world, it starts with the women. Women are change agents in their communities and in their families,” she said.


btw–NO EARTH/no pods… It’s ALL related!! ©️


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