Witness their being . . . for their being is already enough.
"To foster joy in Black children admire them for who they are. Express to them directly that they are worthy, creative, resilient, and kind. Smile at them, I mean just gaze upon their beauty and wonder so they can see it reflected back at them. Leave them notes or show up with words of affirmation just because anytime is the right time to plant seeds of joy," said La Shonda Coleman, LCSW, RYT, associate vice president and Title IX coordinator at Pepperdine University, and a licenced clinical therapist.