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helping Black men with a drug addiction
coming together to fund our own liberation
Today on June 19th I got on a call with a fellow chief-in-training Kyree based out in Maryland.
Kyree is 23-year old wise old soul and a Black father to two children. He (like me) also has a previous history with drug addiction at an early age.
He works for a rehabilitation center for men called Refined Life Solutions.
This is important work, supporting men coming out of an addiction typically with heroin, fentanyl or cocaine so they can show up for their families and our communities in a new way.
I once was addicted to cocaine at 26 and have been sober 5 years after going cold turkey after my 28th birthday.
I still live with the “itch” even after doing all this healing.
I deeply empathize with the Black and African man who is having a difficult time navigating life and the pressures of being a man.
I am passionate about bringing trauma-informed healing because we get to heal the LONEWOLF syndrome together as a village.
This is why I’m excited that this will be the first experiment as a village of us coming together to bring more healing to our communities.
We’re partnering together with YOU to raise $1,000 so that I can go to the center in person and bring this inner child healing to the men there with a 2 hour workshop.
To those little boys inside these adult suits that are screaming out to be heard and listened to.
To be reminded they belong here.
We expect around 25-30 men to show up and 21-26 of those men to identify as Black.
In this 6 minute video I share more about the GoFundMe campaign.
I also asked Kyree to share more about himself and the program which he did in this 3 minute video.
We have time set aside Wednesday @ 530pm EST to record a video conversation of us going deeper on the potential of this workshop. I’ll post it shortly after!
This really excites me because I believe this is just the beginning of us as a village coming together to fund our own liberation.
The minimum I need is $600-$700 to make this happen so I’m hoping we can reach that goal together. To kick it off I put in $20.
I can see a really beautiful post-video coming together of what happened during this 2 hour workshop. Both of what I felt and saw, from Kyree, and at least one Black man that participated in the workshop.
Kyree’s personal email address is email@example.com if you’d like to ask him any questions before making an investment.
I am also here to share more if you have any questions about anything around this.
This is how we pray!
If you have any questions about the campaign you can reach out to me directly at 2035542335 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need some heart space and also have a difficult time substance abuse, reach out! I’m here to support your healing journey.
If you’re interested more what this work looks like here is some resources
The Work (Documentary ) https://www.amazon.com/Work-James-McLeary/dp/B077GGWH8P
Video of a friend Kyle doing this inner mens work: