While no one is complaining about a day off from work, Independence Day can ring hollow and fail to capture the lived experience of people from historically marginalized backgrounds. In fact, the symbolism and representation of this patriotic U.S. holiday can bring on some serious, outright stress that calls on Black and brown women to return to self-care.
The meaning of 4th of July for people of color
Due to indigenous perspectives, slavery, and systemic racism, people of color - particularly African Americans and Native Americans - may find it difficult to separate the historical realities of oppression from the ideals of freedom and independence associated with the holiday.
For National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month this July, we are using our platform to educate the community on Ladykind's mission to bring holistic health solutions to women of color who opt out of celebrating the fourth.
Did you know Ladykind is a minority-owned brand?
Sumeet Dhatt, Founder of Ladykind, has garnered the experience, support, and recognition from an esteemed, first-generation Indian American family of doctors and chemists who have spearheaded their respective fields for over three decades. As a skilled ingredient innovator and the director of operations for a leading northern California custom contract manufacturing giant, Dhatt was inspired by his personal observation of the struggles women around him endured and therefore sought to create a line of plant-based, all-natural remedies that are safe and effective in managing common mental and reproductive health challenges. Thus, Ladykind was born! (yay)
All Ladykind products are cruelty-free, doctor-recommended, third-party tested, and made up of clean, sustainably-sourced, non-toxic packaging and ingredients of only the highest standards. The sublingual tinctures are perfect for calming stress and anxiety on a day like the 4th of July. In addition to broad-spectrum CBD, these magical elixirs also contain other star ingredients such as Vitamin B5, Maca Root, Valerian Root, and lots of ancient Ayurvedic herbs that nourish anxious minds and relax overwhelmed bodies.
Acknowledging and engaging with the perspectives of marginalized communities goes beyond reposting a meme on your TikTok or Instagram story. In order to foster a more inclusive dialogue about the nation's complex history and pave the way for greater understanding and unity, we must also uncover and highlight narratives that have been hidden from mainstream education and society by bringing brands like Ladykind into the limelight. As we reflect on Independence Day, let us remember that progress toward a more inclusive society requires recognizing and addressing the systemic challenges that marginalized communities face.
If you're feeling the weight of the world this week, don't hang yourself out to dry. Show yourself some love with Ladykind's Rise Up Daily Mind-Clearing Tincture and/or the Wind Down Nightly Mind-Relaxing tincture to better manage stressful thoughts and balance out the charged emotions trying to take hold of your mood. Oh, and don't forget to take 20% off your purchase with our discount code, MENTALHEALTH.