Meet Raven Gibbs
Raven Gibbs is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration in Law and Cognitive Science. She is currently in pursuit of her a degree in MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling!
Over the years, she has worked tirelessly to ensure that the young women she encountered were supported, loved and encouraged. Raven had a vision and executed a plan to address mental health challenges via dance to young ladies that were not open to traditional therapeutic techniques and interventions. Her work is much needed in communities that are plagued by stigma and limited healthcare resources.
Much of her time has been spent volunteering her time and skills to Eustress Inc., a non-profit organization aimed to raise mental health awareness in Black and Brown communities, by hosting dance sessions to connect the dots with mental health. She has displayed a desire to help those in need; especially the next generation.
Raven is well on her way to shifting the narrative of mental health in the Black community. By providing a unique dance class that promotes emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration to women of color for the purpose of improving health and fitness while tackling the issue of self-care and mental health, she is helping the 16% of Black America that had a diagnosable mental illness in the past year.
The Science of Well-Being, Yale University
Healing With the Arts, University of Florida
Mental Health Management During Covid-19, University of Toronto
Mindfulness, New Skills Academy
Her work has been seen on: Tyler Perry Studios, BET, BETher, Essence, PBS, XONecole, Spirituality & Health Magazine, 102Jamz, Foxy 107/104, Durham Magazine, Spectacular Magazine, The CW, Georgetown University, and more!
“Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.”