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Oakland/ Bay Area



Sisters, It’s Time to Heal.

Reflection and Check In Sister Circles are a virtual, non-judgmental, and affirming environment for sisters to breathe, "talk, deal and heal" while sharing their stories, in order to learn from the experiences of other Black women and to address mind care, heart care, and soul care.

Created and Facilitated by Raquelle A. Smartt, LMFT & Happiness Coach

  • Mindful Meditation

  • SMM Touchstones

  • Check In

  • Reflection Topic

  • Lifework

  • Check Out

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I, Raquelle A. Smartt, am a graduate of Sisters Mentally Mobilized 2020 Advocate Training Program.

As a part of their first Oakland/Bay Area cohort, I have presented at their Pre-Holiday Sister Circle and Navigating Grief and Loss Sister Circle. I have also facilitated trauma presentations within their Advocate Training Program.
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"Sisters Mentally Mobilized (SMM), a project of the California Black Women’s Health Project, is a statewide movement that trains Black women to become mental health community advocates and launch mental health-focused Sister Circles in the communities where Black women live, work, play, and pray. Too many of our sisters are suffering in silence. Sisters Mentally Mobilized aims to reduce mental health stigma, anxiety, and isolation among Black women and create space for us to tend to our minds, hearts, and souls.


A movement for Black women to tend to our mind care, heart care and soul care."

Visit their website for more information at

"CALIFORNIA BLACK WOMEN’S HEALTH PROJECT, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1994 as an affiliate of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (formerly National Black Women’s Health Project) based in Washington D.C.  We seek to empower women to become active participants in improving their health status.


Train, Inform, Advocate, and Assist.


​We are committed to advocating for policies and practices that promote and improve physical, spiritual, mental and emotional well-being of Black women and girls in California."

Visit their website for more information at

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