On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Community Services Awards in Austin, Texas, mental health change agent, author and social entrepreneur, Rwenshaun Miller, received the SXSW Community Service Award. Rwenshaun, a licensed therapist and mental health advocate, accepted the award after more than five years of advocacy for ending the stigma around mental health.
For a demographic that has a consumer buying power of $1.3T by the end of 2017, there still seems to be a huge gap or disparity with the representation of Black Influencers in various industries.
Sure, there are “levels to this,” but as Black American culture continues to set the trends in fashion, music, and other popular culture, why aren’t brands as eager to work with Black Influencers as much as our other brothers and sisters?
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On Sept. 9, Rwenshaun Miller—a 2005 BHS graduate and a Class of 2009 UNC-CH alumnus—brought his first book back home, making sure that Bertie County citizens were the first to gain access to the words in its pages.
The book was released at the 2nd Annual “Let’s Talk About It” Walk, organized by Miller, which focuses on bringing awareness to mental health issues.
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