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Self-Care Check-In with Toni Blackman (Part One)

Team GetSomeJoy stopped by Basquiat’s Bottle in Brooklyn to talk about self-care, ciphers, women in hip hop, and joy with educator, artist, and the first U.S Hip-Hop Ambassador, Toni Blackman.

For the first part of her Self-Care Check-In, Toni—creator of Rhyme Like A Girl and the Freestyle Union Cipher Workshop—gives us some insight into how she’s balancing her personal care with preparing to take the cipher back to Africa, where it all began.



Stay tuned (and subscribe to our Self-Care Check-In of the Week Newsletter) for Part Two of our Self-Care Check-In with Toni Blackman.

How about you? How’s would you rate your self-care right now on a scale of 1-10? Check in and join the conversation on our Community Check-In page.

Oh, hey. Behind the scenes, we’re in the midst of pulling together this entire self-care check-in situation. We’re building a database of resources to help you facilitate wellness at home, school and work. We’re also working with community partners to create Self-Care Check-In™ Experiences in unexpected places.

We’re excited. We look forward to involving you in this initiative and to lead with a new posture that highlights expressions of compassion and love for ourselves and for our communities.

Team GetSomeJoy.

Let’s season the conversation.

Stories prompt reflection of our individual identities and thrust us unto foreign landscapes of new worlds and perspectives. 

Let’s traverse these new worlds together, exchanging more of our authentic stories with the intention of broadening our understanding of one another, and becoming dangerously unselfish within our beloved communities. 

SELFCARECHECKIN.COM is a safe and secure place to tell it like it is, and to inspire your creativity.

More to come…

Text ‘Hey’ to 741741

GetSomeJoy has partnered with Crisis Text Line so that our community can text to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

More resources coming soon:


A community who cares together, deserves to be rewarded together.

Stay tuned as we introduce GetSomeJoy Rewards featuring deals and discounts from amazing vendors who support self-care and our conscious care movement. These rewards are exclusively offered to members of GetSomeJoy.

Self-Care Check-Inis produced by GetSomeJoy.

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