My Other Musings

Self-Care in the Wake of Nipsey Hussle’s Death

Our community has tragically lost yet another influential figure, mentor, strong black man, black body, neighbor, father, son, partner, friend, etc. (the list could go on because he was such a multifaceted being).  In the wake of this trauma we are reminded of the pain, grief, anger, trauma, fear, lack of safety and anxiety that re-emerges every time one of our own is taken from us.

And with that, safe spaces to process and heal are needed.  This list was created as a reference guide to some of the spaces, events and resources created in Los Angeles for processing and healing during this time.  Please note these may not be the only resources available.

If you are aware of other resources in the community to support our healing during this time please feel free to share them with us here so that they can be added to the list.

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Community Events

Celebration of Life
April 11 @ 10am, Staples Center

Trauma-Informed, restorative yoga class
Thursdays @ 8:30pm, Crenshaw Yoga Studio, Los Angeles

The Smoking Circle
April 12 @ 3pm, Dockweiler State Beach

Let’s Chalk It Up
April 13 @ 2pm, Hank’s Mini Market

Women of Color Self-Care Circle
4/14 @ 3pm, Manifesting M.E. Wellness, Los Angeles

Community Healing Forum
April 14 @ 2pm, Guidance Church

Melanin Market LA
April 27 @ 12pm, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Outdoor Promenade

Other Resources

Find a Therapist:

Donation Based Yoga Classes:

Free Community Classes:

Crisis Lines

CA Youth Crisis Line

  • 1-800-843-5200 (Text/Talk/Chat)

Crisis Text Line

  • Text TRIBE to 741-741​

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

  • 1-800-273-8255​

National Hopeline Network

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Teen Line

  • 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336) / 6pm – 10pm PST
  • Text TEEN to 839863 / 6pm – 9pm PST

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