Restoring Your Mind, Body and Soul


Barbara Perkins | in purple floral dress
From: The Desk of President Barbara A. Perkins
Happy Black History Month! This month we honor international women leaders like Dorothy I. Height, Winnie Mandela, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Angela Davis, and countless other unsung sheroes. We honor them for their sacrifices and deep commitment to the freedom struggle which has made our world a more equitable place for everyone.
As Black women engaged in social and political activism, we affirm that we all need a mental health break. We encourage our sisters in the movement to take time to rest and restore their energies for the marathon ahead. Please see some simple, practical steps to practice self-care and relaxation.
  • Take 1 full day away from social media
  • Take 1 day to be device free and unplug from smartphones, tablets etc.
  • Take 1 day to color, paint or draw
  • Take 1 day to not solve a problem
We encourage you to check in, stay connected with friends and loved ones, but most importantly listen to your body and know when to take a break. Feel free to check in with the IBWPPI team and let us know how we can support you and if you have any good news to share with the membership.
With gratitude,
Barbara A. Perkins