Safe and Sound

During the first Sunday of January 2023, I got a chance to revisit a place that is very near and dear to my heart. Creative Square Studios BK or better known as CSSBK hosted another edition of their event, Safe House. Safe House was designed as a safe space to push forth conversations about mental health and mental health awareness.

I quickly fell in love with the concept as I reached out to Dizzy Brown (one of the co-organizers of the event), to blog about any upcoming event CSSBK was having for the New Year. I’m a firm believer of everything happening for a reason because prior to this event, I kept envisioning myself finding more events centered on intentionality.

As I walked in, that familiar feeling of stepping into CSSBK enveloped me. It felt like being back at home, as I watched/listened in on speakers addressing their own personal accounts surrounding mental health. I was immediately glad that I made the trip to come back to CSSBK.

Having blogged about their previous events like Ohhh Snap Poetry on separate occasions, it was an overwhelming feeling knowing that I was going to blog about their Safe House event. It felt good to reconnect with the owner Jeannelle and reflect on the success and growth of CSSBK.

Talking to other individuals who either helped in organizing/hosting like of @Brooklynkitchenbeast (alongside @getfiflyright on Instagram) and business owners like Helen of @thehealthplug, Shatiese of @TheQUICosmetics and Lori D. of @mauveroyale, really set forth how intentional the event was for me as I listened to their stories and share their rationale behind starting their own businesses.

Some business owners as well as speakers at the event shared their own personal stories surrounding mental health. The Safe House event at CSSBK also gave an opportunity for others to share their own stories reflecting mental health. Hearing their personal accounts made me think about what it meant to continue to amplify our voices in the best way I can.

All in all, listening to others share their personal accounts allowed me to be more reflective in my everyday life and think about the ways in which I can continue to create a safe space for others and myself surrounding our mental health.

Thank you in advance to Jeannelle for curating a safe and welcoming space for any and everyone. For those who are looking to gain more information or are looking to attend the next Safe House event at CSSBK in February, be sure to visit CSSBK’s instagram for info. Jeannelle also has information about becoming a Mental Health Aid. For those who are interested, be sure to visit the link in her bio for more.

Above all else, if you’re reading this, that means you’ve made it to the end of this blog post. Thank you for taking the time in visiting and as always, I’ll catch you in the next one.

With peace and love,


Published by Magz

TakemetotheHeights is a blog curated by Magz, a Brooklynite with Dominican roots stemming from both mom and dad. Currently, she spends her time working with children, taking courses for her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education, all the while chasing her wild dreams of fashion design and fashion marketing. TakemetotheHeights style blog is her reflection and admiration towards fashion as she pays homage to Crown Heights. Despite the negative connotations people may paint about areas like Crown Heights, Magz saw it was best to truly capture the essence and beauty of it all.

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