“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but check on your strong friends.” How many times have you seen this statement floating around social media?
How many times did you actually check on your strong friend?
How many times did she say, “I’m good.”
… and how many times did you hear I’m good and kept it moving?
Listen, we’re not here to judge because the reality is your strong friend is usually out here in these streets straight capping.
No, seriously. Even you check on her she spouts out some version of “I’m fine” because she’s the strong one and that’s what she’s supposed to say.
In today’s episode we’re talking about hearing what she’s NOT saying, aka looking for indicators that your strong friend might need support even when she “looks so happy”.
Tap in sis, because we have thoughts.
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