As a counseling psychologist, a healer, and a Black woman with a love ethic to my activism, this project is one of my contributions to the Movement for Black Lives. I was trained to use guided meditation and loving kindness to reduce stress at Emory University in their counseling center’s Stress Clinic, and recently I […]
The way we describe, define, and identify ourselves is often an interpersonal process. The world understands, observes, and decides who you are to them, and you can accept that decision without thought. That may work in some ways. It takes less cognitive energy to allow imposed identities sometimes. And yet, when we define ourselves for […]
The movie was well done. It privileged the lives of young, Black male protagonists from poor neighborhoods who built an entertainment legacy that continues to shape our media. In a delicate, yet powerful way, Straight Outta Compton wove a sexual health theme that tied misogynoir, hip hop and HIV together for Black people. We watch […]
You saw the picture. What did you do with the imagery? Where did you catalogue it in your spectrum of attractiveness? How does your race, gender, and sexual orientation impact said cataloguing?