- 27 Sep 22
The website, Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too, is inspired by a lyric from Megan Thee Stallion's Traumazine track 'Anxiety'.
Megan Thee Stallion has created a mental health resource website, Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too, for her fans (aka the Hotties).
On her latest album Traumazine, the Houston rapper uses the deep cut 'Anxiety' to confide in her audience about the toll stress and trauma have taken on her mental health. Needless to say, her dedicated fanbase immediately connected to her experiences.
“Bounce back like bad bitches always do,” the tagline for the new website site reads, pulling a lyric from the 'Anxiety' chorus that continues: “All I really wanna hear is ‘it’ll be okay’/Bounce back ‘cause a bad bitch can have bad days.”
“Hotties!” reads a message from the 'Plan B' artist, shared on Twitter by a fan. “You know how much mental wellness means to me, so I created a hub with resources that can help when you might need a hand. Head to http://badbitcheshavebaddaystoo.com now and check it out. Love y’all so much.”
Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too breaks down into four subsections. The homepage reveals free therapy organisations, including the Center for Interactive Mental Health Solutions and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Further down, there are links to the National Crisis Text Line, Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, Stronghearts Native Helpline, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Helpline listed under mental health hotlines.
The site’s resource directories section highlights outlets including therapy for Black women and men, psychotherapists of colour for LGBTQ+ members, and a number of Black mental wellness collectives, projects, and alliances. The LGBTQIA+ community resources section also shares contact information for Trans Lifeline, TrevorLifeline, LGBT National Youth Talkline, and more.
Last year, Megan appeared on Taraji P. Henson’s series Peace of Mind to speak caandidly about her connection to mental health wellness.
“I feel like right now mental health is more important to me, more than ever, because I have more pressure on me than I feel like I used to have … when I was Megan and I wasn’t as criticised and under such a magnifying glass as I am now,” she told Taraji at the time.
“As a Black person and when you think of therapy, you think, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m weak.’ Like you think of medication and you just think the worst … It was never a conversation that was on the table,” she continued. “Now in this space, I’ve lost both of my parents. So now I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, who do I talk to? What do I do?’ And I just started learning that it’s okay to ask for help. And it’s okay to want to go get therapy.”
In February this year, Megan started a charity in honour of her late parents called the Pete & Thomas Foundation, which provides mental health aid in addition to education, housing and health services.
“My family raised me to help others and give back, so I’m incredibly proud to be in a position to accomplish that goal,” she said at the time. “I have a responsibility to use my platform to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those who may not have access to resources and support services."
"Hotties! You know how much mental wellness means to me, so I created a hub with resources that can help when you might need a hand. Head to https://t.co/dUAnYKW0mb now and check it out. Love y'all so much 🖤" - @theestallion pic.twitter.com/LMta2wIIRK
— Shea Jordan Smith (@shea_jordan) September 25, 2022