PAUSE Project is a non-profit organization that advocates for the healing and wholeness of African American women and adolescents through sexual and mental health education, active self-care, and community support


In 2016, 61% of HIV diagnoses among all women in the United States were Black women

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80% of women say
they are stressed out

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African Americans are 20% more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites

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“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.”

– Audre Lorde

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