The Full Story
For Beverly Melvin.
On August 31st, 2021 I lost my Mom to cancer. Losing a parent is something no one prepares you for. Honestly, it changed me. I have learned so much about the woman my mother was and the woman I want to become. Her presence on this Earth helped so many people in ways she couldn’t have imagined. She was a mom but she was so much more. Beverly Melvin was a dreamer, a healer, an artist, a writer, a gardener, a fighter and, still, human. Thank you for everything, Mom.
The reality is, there are not many (or any) social media sites dedicated toward understanding the mental health struggles of African American men and women and POC. We decided to change that by creating this organization.
Our goal is to fill the void that other social networks have left behind by building a platform centered around mental health. We want to encourage users to ask questions or discuss topics they would normally not talk about on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or Snapchat.
It is imperative for our community, especially our youth, to have a place to go where they feel that they can be their true selves and seek help without judgment.
I know what you're thinking...
"Why the name 'Oasis'?"
Imagine being lost in a blazing hot, unending desert. You're tired and dehydrated and you on the verge of surrendering to the elements when you come across a secluded oasis with plenty of water and food, and shelter from the heat. That's what we aspire to be; your own private escape to refresh yourself so you can continue your journey through life.
Everyone's journey is different and we want to be apart of yours.