Nijiama Smalls Creates An AI-Powered Platform That Provides Mental and Emotional Support For Black Women

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Nijiama Smalls. Copyright: Asanji C.

Nijiama Smalls, the founder and CEO behind The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds, has launched an inventive virtual platform featuring an AI wellness coach known as Rashida. The platform’s primary goal is to seamlessly connect Black women with a comprehensive range of mental and emotional health resources, all while addressing the unique hurdles they often face when searching for mental health support that is culturally receptive to their needs.

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Chat bot Rashida has undergone thorough training to deliver tailored services specifically designed to cater to the needs of Black women, including facilitating connections with qualified therapists, orchestrating participation in support groups, and offering therapeutic journal prompts for introspective self-reflection. With a profound understanding of the intricate cultural nuances and specific life experiences of Black women, Rashida assumes the role of a knowledgeable and empathetic companion on the transformative journey towards healing. 

The platform is dedicated to create a safe and inclusive space where open conversations about mental and emotional well-being can thrive, ultimately dismantling stigmas and advocating for self-care practices. Through the integration of cutting-edge AI technology, this timely platform envisions a future where Black women can confidently navigate their emotional journeys, secure in the knowledge that they have a steadfast ally in Rashida. 

In an interview with, Smalls emphasized her excitement for the platform’s launch. “Our mission is to cultivate a sanctuary for Black women as they embark on their healing odysseys. By harnessing the potential of AI, we aspire to bridge the gap between vital mental health resources and the women who need them most. We firmly believe that Rashida’s distinctive capabilities will empower Black women to prioritize their mental and emotional well-being.”

As the platform currently undergoes a beta testing phase, anyone interested in exploring Rashida’s capabilities have an exclusive opportunity to engage with the platform and contribute to refining it. This collaborative approach ensures that the virtual space can effectively cater to the diverse and evolving needs of Black women seeking healing and support.

For an opportunity to participate in the beta testing and for more information, please visit

Stay up to date with the platform on Instagram @TheBlackGirlsGuidetoHealing.

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