Black Lives Matter Meditation

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 […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

This blog entry from the American Psychological Association’s Public Interest Directorate reminded me to #SayHerName today.  

On Self-Identifying

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 […]

Straight Outta Compton: How Hip Hop, Misogynoir, and HIV Affect Black Men

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 […]

Serena, Black Cis-Female Sexiness, and Heterosexism

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?