NEWSBLHF Launches Collaborative Capsule Collection with Kate Spade New York and Announces 3rd Wellness Pod at Bennett College

We’re thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration between the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation and kate spade new york, aimed at destigmatizing mental health care and empowering women and girls through joy and access to culturally specific resources.

In an industry where mental health often takes a backseat, actress Taraji P. Henson, founder of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, has always been a vocal advocate for prioritizing mental well-being. Now, in partnership with kate spade new york, she’s taking this commitment to new heights with a limited-edition capsule collection that not only celebrates joy but also supports crucial mental health initiatives.

The collection features a white T-shirt adorned with the uplifting message “Joy Is” on the chest in green, with the poignant reminder “an intention, not a destination” gracing the back. Complementing this is a heart-shaped necklace crafted from green agate, symbolizing love and healing. What makes this collection even more special is that 100% of the profits from each item sold in North America will directly benefit the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation.

At the heart of this collaboration lies a shared belief in the power of community and connection. As Taraji P. Henson expressed, “When approaching a topic as personal as mental health, we know this work cannot be done alone.” This sentiment is echoed by kate spade new york, which has demonstrated unwavering dedication to social impact and women’s empowerment.

The partnership between the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation and kate spade new york was forged in 2022 when Taraji P. Henson joined the brand’s Social Impact Council. Since then, their collaboration has blossomed, leading to groundbreaking initiatives like the “She Cares Wellness Pod.” These physical structures, located on historically Black colleges and university campuses, provide vital resources such as free therapy, support spaces, and unique programming tailored to the needs of women and girls.

With the launch of the third Wellness Pod at North Carolina’s Bennett College, the partners are poised to reach even more young women, advancing their goal of uplifting 25,000 individuals. These pods serve as sanctuaries where women and girls can decompress, seek support, and engage in activities like yoga, meditation, and art therapy.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation and kate spade new york limited-edition capsule collection is now available in kate spade stores and on, offering an opportunity to support mental health initiatives while spreading joy and empowerment. Join us in our mission to destigmatize mental health care and create a world where everyone has access to the resources they need to thrive mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Photo credits: kate spade new york

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