Philadelphia, PA (BlackNews.com) — During Mental Health Awareness Month (May), newly awarded 2019 Literary Trailblazer of the Year Melony Hill kicked off the Crazy Like A Fox Tour in Atlanta, GA with women attending locally and those who drove and flew in to participate. The next week, the tour continued to Charlotte, NC to hold its second installation to a sold out audience where much healing took place. The tour was created by Melony, who is also a life transition coach and speaker, as she felt there was a need to create a safe space for women to discuss mental health.
The 4-city tour (Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia & Baltimore) has two more stops left and on Sunday, July 14, 2019 it will land in Philadelphia, PA. It will be held at Location 215 from 11 AM-4 PM. There will be panel discussions, a writing workshop, and a fellowship with like-minded women. The special guest in Philadelphia will be Michelle Kramer of the award-winning documentary Surviving R. Kelly. The layout of the panels and writing workshop are listed below:
* Hurt People Heal People: A candid, open discussion with trauma survivors who turned their pain into healing for themselves and others
* Fun? I’m Just Trying to Function: Women battling invisible illnesses discuss the pitfalls of not having a visible illness
* Double Duty. There’s Two Me’s: A frank discussion with women in positions of power who battle(d) low self-esteem while making power moves
* It’s All Relative: A candid conversation about how family and our home environments affect our mental health
Writing For My Sanity Workshop: Stronger Than My Struggles Founder, Coach Melony Hill, will discuss how writing and telling her story has changed her life and lead the group in a few healing writing exercises
The panelists that will be speaking during the Philadelphia stop are Rene Brooks (Founder of Black Girl, Lost Keys), Sadija Smiley (Founder of Sails, INC), Michelle Kramer (Philanthropist/Activist), Taryn Goldsmith (Founder of Mood Swingin Inc), Alma Thomas (Minister, Author, Motivational Speaker, Consultant & Coach), Valerie Stancill (Founder of Cloud9 Wellness Healing Center), Mary Joyner (Certified Mental Health Recovery Coach), Cymone Lashae (Founder of A Sound Mind), Deborah Schrepper (LPN, CHC is the CEO & Founder of “Harvesting Life’s Lessons” & Best Selling Author) & Founder of Crazy Like A Fox Tour, Melony Hill. All of the panels will be moderated by Celebrity Personality, Chardelle Moore.
When asked about the 4-city tour and her feelings on what women will obtain by attending, Melony states, “We have taken great care to curate a safe space for Black women to come together to talk about mental health. More importantly, how our mental health affects our sense of self-worth, relationships and every other aspect of our lives. The conversations held will pale in comparison to the bonding, compassion & healing that will take place. Attendees will leave knowing that they aren’t alone in their daily struggles with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma recovery, and other emotional and mental instability.”
The Crazy Like A Fox Tour is designed for the woman who was told she wouldn’t be able to do it, the one who was counted out constantly, the one who has endured tragedies/pitfalls and decided to not become what happened to them. That woman was Melony and she has since embarked on a mission to inspire in hopes to save women by sharing her testimony and knowledge. She strives to be the face of what is possible when you become in control of your life and career. Crazy Like A Fox Tour will be an afternoon of self-awareness in a safe place for Black women to learn, heal & thrive.
For more information on Crazy Like A Fox Tour and to secure your tickets, please visit www.crazylikeafoxtour.com. To keep up with the conversation and updates on social media, make sure to follow @StrongerThanMyStuggles and follow #CrazyLikeAFoxTour hashtag. Journalists and bloggers interested in interviewing the creator of the tour should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Melony Hill and Stronger Than My Struggles
In 2010, Melony was diagnosed with a slew of emotional illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorder, PTSD, and dissociative identity disorder. To add to her daily struggles, Melony also was diagnosed with chronic pain from Fibromyalgia. Never one to let an obstacle deter her from her goals, over the last two years, Melony has self-published 8 books, written for multiple publications online and in print and launched a successful organization to connect other survivors like herself. She hosts a series of workshops in the Baltimore area including a free weekly therapeutic writing workshop, Writing for My Sanity. Taking her mission to connect others with their purpose seriously, Melony leads the Baltimore branch of the Freelancers Union, a national organization with over 350,000 members nationwide. In September 2018, she was voted National Curriculum Lead for the Freelancers Union nationwide. For more information, visit www.strongerthanmystruggles.com. Follow them for updates on Facebook and Instagram.