Vulnerability = Connectivity

Movember’s Rooted & Rising series featuring digital content creators committed to inspire young Black men to live happier, healthier, longer lives.

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Vulnerability = Connectivity

Filmmaker Richard Cannon, part of the Rooted & Rising collective, drops a truth bomb on us with his formula for self-care: vulnerability = connectivity.

About Richard Cannon

Richard Cannon was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a degree in Journalism. During his time in school, he started creating content for social media and upon graduation relocated to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in the film industry. He has produced over 500 pieces of original work and founded his own production company, Booming Productions. Cannon’s content consists of dramedy and special effects. His message to the world is to “believe in your creativity.”

About the Series

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Rooted & Rising is a collective of digital entrepreneurs who have joined forces to create self-care videos and tips that address the mental and physical well-being challenges that are relevant to young black men, and to inspire them to live happier, healthier, longer lives.

Special thanks to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the generous support of the stipends granted to our 2021 Rooted & Rising participants.

Related Series & Films is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.