About the Publisher & Editor
Intentionally seeking to move the hard conversations about Black women and mental health from the back rooms to the front porches.
Jocelyn Gavin-Lane - PUBLISHER
Jocelyn is a licensed certified social worker, speaker, and consultant that believes in the empowerment of African-American women and girls and mental health wellness. She is the owner of Premier Professional Counseling Services, LLC and founder of Pink Lotus Project, Inc. a national nonprofit organization focused on empowering women and girls through service and education.
Jocelyn has more than 18 years of experience in the mental health field. She has become a sought-after expert in mental health. She is a servant leader and passionate about disseminating her work in a variety of ways to increase awareness about the stigma of mental health in African-American communities, empowerment of women, and influencing the next generation of advocates and leaders.
She launched this book project to support engaging women in a transparent and needed conversation about dealing with mental health.
Pamela Berry-Johnson - EDITOR
Pamela Berry-Johnson is an award-winning communications expert with more than 20 years of experience in elevating, illuminating and inspiring by using dynamic strategies in the areas of journalism, public relations, marketing social media and branding.
In 2019, Pamela launched Yellow Rabbit PR & Marketing in Biloxi, MS. The full-service communications firm helps businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs and ins0tu0ons of higher learning positively transform their outcomes using out-of-the-box thinking, planning and execution.
Previously Pamela spent 15 years serving as the director of marketing and communications for two Mississippi nonprofits and two institutions of higher learning. During the early years of her career, Pamela spent 14 years as an award-winning newspaper journalist, column-writer and editor with The Clarion-Ledger Newspaper, Mississippi’s largest daily newspaper in her hometown of Jackson, MS.