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Session 166: Black Girls In Gaming

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

Am I the only one who’s turned to video games to soothe myself the past couple of months? I have to admit I am enjoying the cool breezes and relaxing scenery of my island in Animal Crossing. While I’m new to gaming, I know that lots of other Black women have found a real sense of community in this space and wanted to learn more about it. For this conversation I was joined by Dr. Melissa Boone. Dr. Boone and I chatted about why so many of us have turned to games like Animal Crossing during the pandemic, the evolution she’s seen in terms of making gaming a more inclusive space, tips for parenting your young gamers and she shared how her experiences as a Social Psychologist have made her uniquely suited for the work she does currently.

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