GetSomeJoy is a creative wellness agency that supports communities and organizations with joy-flavored trainings and experiences that foster connection and creativity, invite collaboration and vulnerability, and offer accessible wellness resources to maximize joy.
…cause we been out here.
Founded in 2016 by Alexander Hardy, Enesha Stringer, and Mario Starks after the #GetSomeJoy: A Blackstravaganza for Mental Health Awareness at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY
Hosted Community Conversation series to engage creatives around mental wellness
Launched SelfCareCheckin.com to share wellness resources and tools to be great(er) at work, school, home, and wherever people are peopling
Launched Self-Care Check-In Experiences to spread joy in unexpected places
Partnered with Crisis Text Line so you can text JOY to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7
Produced Self-Care Check-In Wallet Cards to prioritize wellness on the go
Hosted Self-Care Check-In Pop-Up at Sylvia’s Community Soul Food Breakfast
Received Everytown for Gun Safety grant
Hosted Self-Care Check-In Pop-Up at National Black MBA’s College Expo in Detroit, MI
Collaborated with Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) to offer Mental Health First Aid trainings for Black LGBTQ folks
Facilitated a Black LGBTQ peer support group in person at GMAD and online, creating a safe space to explore mental and emotional wellness, engage community support, and connect to medical care and wellness resources
Produced Mental Health Monday, talking to folks about how they thrived mentally and emotionally in the Age of the Rona
Developed and launched six-week + ongoing “Literary Therapy: Writing (for) Your Life” workshops
Launched #AlexGottaEat Cookalongs to foster community building and celebrate food
Producing The War on Spiritual Ashiness and supporting joy-flavored events and campaigns
Alexander Hardy is a grits-powered writer, mental health advocate and facilitator, home cook, dancer, and lupus survivor.
He battles spiritual ashiness as CoFounder of GetSomeJoy, a creative wellness agency supporting communities and organizations with joy-flavored trainings and experiences, soulful storytelling, and accessible wellness resources. Alexander has written for outlets such as Ebony, CNN.com, Food & Wine, Esquire, Courvoisier, The Root, Saint Heron, and Very Smart Brothas.
He supports communities and organizations with English and Spanish Mental Health First Aid trainings, grief and loss workshops, Literary Therapy writing sessions, resource development, and other wellness-infused experiences.
Alexander does not believe in snow or Delaware.
Enesha is a Marketing and Communications strategist invested in the real world applications of the social determinants of health—with 10+ years advising fast-growing tech companies, creative agencies, and social impact organizations.
Enesha applies an interdisciplinary framework to brand strategy and program design to optimize individual and community joy and wellness. You can find her spreading joy in unexpected places.
Get wellness resources, joy-infused stories, mindfulness strategies, and tools to be great(er) in The Extra Gravy Report. We promise not to harass your spirit.