In a time of racial tension and controversy, a new app recently emerged to deal with the emotional wellbeing of black women. The platform theorizes that the health and wellness industry is predominantly led by white people, so there was a need for an app designed specifically for Black, Indigenous, Women of Color (BIWOC).
The EXHALE app consists of content curated by BIWOC and serves as a resource where visitors can visit “as often as they’d like to find refuge and healing during their emotional wellbeing journey.” The app seems to be aptly timed considering the ongoing controversies and racial tensions in major cities that began earlier this year.
Founded by Katara McCarty, BIWOC cultural leaders and sought-after expert on race relations, EXHALE offers five categories of wellbeing practice. They include meditation, coaching talks, affirmations, guided visualizations and breath work. Those features also lay out what differentiates one from the other — what makes meditation different from guided visualization, for example. Throughout those sections, experience women of color offer advice and techniques to aid app users in need.
The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play channel. Basic features are immediately available, but the user has the option to unlock additional features for a subscription fee of $4.99 a month.