The Corner Store Therapist is a socially-focused lifestyle brand existing as the physical embodiment of a generational relationship between the streets and our local corner store owners. While based in Chicago, we encourage Black people worldwide to thrive in every aspect of their life. Through community building, we hope to bring both sustainable products and programming to enhance the culture surrounding us. Rooted in the belief that self-expression is the opportunity to achieve vitality within ourselves, we hope to explore all the realms of life and Blackness through liberation, eroticism, and building community.
The Corner Store Therapist’s mission is to encourage people to engage in the revolutionary act of living because so often we, as a people, are caught in the constant state of survival. We are rooted in the belief that self-expression is the opportunity to achieve vitality with ourselves. We hope to explore all the realms of life and blackness through eroticism and community. Since we recognize blackness is not a monolith, we choose to set the universal values of self, personal elevation, and personal exploration at every turn. Through community programming, online engagement, and a physical store, we aspire to give you all of what you need in one store, one aisle, and one row.
The Corner Store Therapist was founded to be a space to embrace how black people naturally show up in the world in their most uninhibited form. To be the breaking of the caste that society has thrown at us and be who, and what we choose to be. To live and flourish in being our most creative and ingenious selves. Our mission to seek vitality, community, and eroticism is nothing short of freeing ourselves and opening the possibilities to so much more.