karynwashington_article*By now many of you know the sad and devastating news about 22-year-old Karyn Washington, the founder of “For Brown Girls” and the “Dark Skin, Red Lips” project.

Karyn passed away from an apparent suicide on April 8. My heart cries for this young woman and the family and friends she left behind.

Karyn’s death brings to the forefront the pink elephant in the room of black culture. The topic African Americans don’t like to bring up, discuss, treat seriously: Depression…mental health and not being well.

Too many times we say, “If I had only…” Karyn’s passing should remind us of just how tired we are of saying this.

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