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Java Love: Healing Our Women

by Brandon Burroughs

Supporting: Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls for The Loveland Foundation Inc.

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Peace love and light you beautiful soul,

Thank you so much for taking time out to explore helping another soul heal. I honor your devotion and light. If you do not know, my name is Brandon  Vee and I’m a father, energy healer, and music artist. 

I recently release a song called “Java Love” and this song was made to honor black and brown women across the world, little did I know we would be in a time where Love couldn’t be more important.

I am a father to two beautiful queens who are 8&9 years old, and they’ve taught me so much about what it means to love, respect and teach in an honorable way.



One day, they came to school and told me they wanted pin straight hair...i let them know their hair was beautiful and part of who they were. They came to me again on another day, and said “Dad we want different color eyes” and I sat them both down and asked them, what was going on with them.

They wanted to know, why everyone around them wasn’t like them, and they wanted to be more in the image of “peach people” as they put it lol. 

It had never dawned on me, that I had to show them how to love their skin, their hair, their lips and all of their features, because the worldly representation of “beauty” doesn’t provide that for them.

If we strip away confidence, and self worth from anyone, we significantly increase the chances of them developing toxic co-dependencies and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

I come from a long family history of mental health illness, my grandmother who I never had the pleasure of meeting, eventually passed as a result of multiple mental health issues. We have such a long way to go in this country when it comes to giving the proper aid to people in this arena, especially women of color.

So, please join me in giving the tools necessary for black and brown women to find healing and self love in a world that doesn’t easily grant them that. 

Many blessings, and may the light you provide help light the way for others. 

Vee 

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund. Whether you have already donated or you are just learning about the project, we are grateful to have you on board.


 With therapy sessions in the U.S. typically costing anywhere from $60 - $250-- even with insurance, the prevalent and ingrained stigma surrounding mental health in many communities, and the fact that the vast majority of therapists in this country are white, it is often difficult for Black women and girls to access therapy when they need it. We wanted to change that. 


In our pilot program, we raised over $250,000 with the support of our generous community and provided financial assistance to hundreds of Black women and girls to go to therapy. We did this through collaborative partnerships with  Therapy for Black Girls, Open Path Collective, National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, and Talkspace, networks and service providers that are all committed to making therapy more affordable and accessible. 


No matter how much you are able to give, we are excited to work together with our community again to bring therapy support directly to Black women and girls who need it. Please donate now to tangibly tell these women and girls, “We see you, we hear you, and we are invested in your healing.”Generations will benefit from their healing.


How you can give:


  • Champion the Cause!  Become an advocate and help fundraise for Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund via your social platforms. Set your own fundraising goal and utilize your network of friends and family to help fundraise for Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund. 
  • Be a small business or corporate match - Email sharlene@thelovelandfoundation.org if you are interested.
  • Donate to our campaign! We are raising funds for our therapy for Black women and girls program, which includes providing 4-8 free therapy sessions.
  • Start a Giving Circle: Pool your resources together and make a commitment with 6 of your friends to donate and support Black women and girls who deserve access to healing. If each of your friends contribute $20, it will cover 1 therapy session.


We look forward to keeping you informed as we continue to build out this program.
For more information about Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund visit https://www.thelovelandfoundation.org.


How would you like to support?