Hello and welcome to Pallah.Co, a space to manifest your self-equity by investing and learning to put your mental wealth first. The Self-Equity Blog aims to understand the importance of breaking generational curses through education, social, entrepreneurship, collaboration, and assets ownership. By sharing my stories, my struggles with building my own self-equity, and my love of learning, I hope to inspire others to step out their own way and take risks. There is nothing wrong with breaking generational curses, receiving all our blessings, not playing into stigmas, and learning to leverage yourself to build the life you want. This platform, I hope will be of service to you and your communities.
You will often see me use references from my favorite artists, authors, and celebrity muses. However, I will focus more so on generational curse breakers, mental health professionals, and folks in business not represented every day. People of color are searched and shared the most but appreciated the least. There are other Black folks and individuals of color in research and film than the ones with a million followers. Their stories need to be heard and I’ll try my best to discover their stories and get their voices heard.
…I couldn’t be of service to all y’all without serving my own mental health first.
Building a brand and a business or to remain the course to earn credentials and professional licenses is not a f’ing cakewalk. Shit just being a human now is a slippery slope. Trust me, as an MSW candidate, I literally have to force life for myself to not get bent outta shape about this debt. Like why I am doing this, again? Nonetheless, I know where I am going and knew the path do the people’s work would be one gigantic learning curve. Mental health is a touchy touchy touchy subject among communities of color and I couldn’t be of service to all y’all without serving myself, first.
The main reason is representation. I only had one social worker or mental health professional throughout my life that LOOKED and identified with me. All of them were white.
One reason I choose the clinical social work path because it is one field where I can use my street knowledge, my failures, my trauma, my transgressions, and my blessings to relate and empathize on a compassionate level. The main reason is representation. I only had one social worker or mental health professional throughout my life that LOOKED and identified with me. All of them were white. Effective, educated, and blessed but white. Understanding, compassionate, and humorous but still white. Now, this ain’t the white bash site but there are experiences that people of color and as especially black women and youth, in which we need folks that represent us. There is not enough culture competency or humility training that can teach what being Black is. So when I sit in class via Zoom at Boston University, a top tier university for social work and I am the only black student or one of 3 – I know that this is where the universe needs me to be.