from humble beginnings
Achea Redd is a mental health advocate, author of Be Free Be You and founder of Real Girls F.A.R.T.
In early 2016, Achea Redd was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. After hiding her condition out of fear and shame, Achea quickly realized it was only getting worse, affecting her physically to the point of a nervous breakdown. It wasn’t until she acknowledged the situation with her loved ones, seeking out treatment from her therapist and doctor, that things started to get better.
As a form of self-expression and healing, Achea Redd created her own blog, sharing her feelings about mental health and authenticity. The flow of support she received from the community compelled her to create Real Girls F.A.R.T.—a space to empower and equip women with the necessary tools to use their voices and become their best, most authentic selves.
Achea uses her life experience and mental health disorder to help women find their voice and let it out. Those goals are central to her new book Be Free. Be You. She is the official sponsor of Nationwide Children’s Hospital On Our Sleeves Movement. If you would like to book Achea to speak at your next event, contact us.
what is real girls F.A.R.T.?
Real Girls F.A.R.T. exists to empower and equip women with the necessary tools to use their voices and become their best, most authentic selves. RGF sets out to form a tribe—a safe space where women can come together via local events and online to celebrate their wins, cheer others on and share moments of vulnerability.
This safe space—a place where people can actually talk and vent—will ultimately lead more people to treatment. Through RGF, people will gain awareness of their condition, seek help, then be able to return to feel heard and whole. Because if you truly want to change the culture as it relates to mental and behavioral health, you must treat it holistically.
With over 62K page views and 102K followers on Facebook, Real Girls F.A.R.T. is determined to keep the conversation going. So, what does your voice sound like?