Ethel’s Club Offers Online “Healing and Grieving” Sessions

The social and wellness club responds to recent events and lifelong realities for Black individuals

Naj Austin founded Ethel’s Club, a social and wellness club for Black individuals and POC exclusively, in Brooklyn in November 2019 after an exhaustive search for a Black mental health professional for her own therapy sessions. She was inspired to build a gathering place to collaborate, mingle, and tackle issues beyond the professional sphere. Today, two membership tiers offer various perks in Ethel’s Club’s physical …

Brightline’s Digital Therapy Platform for Children

Launching for kids in the San Francisco Bay Area, the platform Brightline connects children with “psychiatrists, therapists, and coaches who can provide one-on-one tele-therapy,” Fast Company explains. Their efforts are to manage the stress and trauma from changes to school, in the home and socially. During the pandemic, the tech company is waiving its monthly fee so that parents only pay the healthcare professionals—a move …

Rembarrassment, Nitwhoppering, Lenniness and More Newly Defined Emotions

After recognizing that society has long-embraced the belief that there is a finite—even minuscule—number of basic human emotions, the editorial team at The Cut has introduced 78 new complex emotions based on the idea that if you can say it, you can feel it. As the brain loves concepts and classifications, words like FOMO and hangxiety have found a place in our vernacular. The Cut’s …