The HEAL hats represent a meaningful journey and a commitment to healing on multiple levels. As I underwent my spiritual awakening, I felt a calling to contribute to the healing process, addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic, trauma, and mental health. This calling inspired the creation of The HEAL Project.
During this awakening, the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of the police occurred, echoing the Rodney King incident from 1991. This moment deeply resonated with me and highlighted the disparities experienced by Black individuals in America. I was profoundly affected by the suffering and injustice they endured.
My empathy and concern for African Americans, who have faced significant spiritual abuse throughout history, intensified. I felt anger on behalf of my friends, their families, and all those who have been harmed or lost their lives due to racism. It also prompted me to reflect on the enduring struggle for freedom and safety within African American history.
In this context, I saw the Black Panthers from a different perspective, and I chose to incorporate fists into the logo as a tribute to Black history. To promote inclusivity, I made the fists different colors. It became evident that many minority groups have developed Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) as a consequence of their fight for the privilege of being recognized as Americans.
The mission is clear: we must embark on an internal healing journey to foster peace and unity among us all. It’s time to unite our states and transform our culture from one of fear to one of love. When you purchase a hat or a ticket for any HEAL Project event, know that 25% of the proceeds will be directed toward supporting the Amen Brain Foundation and the CPTSD Foundation. Together, we can make a difference in healing our collective wounds and fostering a more compassionate world.
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