Have you ever thought about meditating, but never actually tried it? Well, look no further. Okayplayer, the news and culture site founded by The Roots front-man Questlove, released an initiative earlier this month that can help you find peace of mind. In honor of Black History Month, Okayplayer is focusing on healing with PASSAGE: The Practice of Healing, a month-long program.
The program includes PASSAGE, the EP, a mental health and wellness curation produced by MMYYKK and featuring guided meditations by Big K.R.I.T. Kwasi Kessie, and others; a four-minute thematic short film directed and edited by Andrew Morrow, and an “In Conversation” interview series focused on the healing journeys of Black creatives.
We spoke with Big K.R.I.T about his role in the project and why he thought it was vital to be a part of it. The rapper started to take his mental health more seriously when he began therapy six years ago. In the midst of a pandemic, fight for justice and equality brings grief, suffering, and anxiety. K.R.I.T hopes people will find time to just breathe while listening to the project. He says, “Get in touch with yourself. Kind of see it and listen. Not only reflect, but to kind of let go on certain things.” Check our full interview above!
Now through March 19th, you can visit The Passage project’s live guided meditation sessions (COVID safe) at Fotografiska, the largest photography museum in the world. You can find more here.
PASSAGE, The EP is now available on all streaming platforms: http://hyperurl.co/passage