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Elyse Fox's "Sad Girls Club" Challenges the Narrative about Women of Color and Mental Health

on May 18, 2017

The popular “Sad Girls Club” Instagram was started as a community-based effort to address the silence and lack of mental health support for women of color after girls and women reached out to Instagrammer and mental health advocate, Elyse Fox, expressing their need for mentors. It all started with her small film project “Conversations with Friends,” which follows her year-long struggle with depression. Fox’s project aims to start the conversation about mental health and remove the stigma around it, particularly for women of color.

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