Skip links

Session 168: Women, Agency, & Pleasure

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.

By now you’ve likely seen and heard Cardi B & Meg the Stallion’s newest release, WAP. Of course there’s lots of commentary so we had to chat about it on the podcast so Dr. Lexx Brown-James is back to join the conversation. Dr. Lexx and I chatted about the stereotypes that are often invoked in commentary about Black women’s sexuality, the importance of agency in sexual liberation, how respectability politics are used to shame Black women, and how we can unpack our own shame around sexuality to encourage healthier attitudes towards sexuality for our children.

Resources Mentioned

Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

Where to Find Dr. Lexx

Instagram: @lexxsexdoc

Twitter: @lexxsexdoc

Facebook: @lexxsexdoc

Grab a copy of Dr. Lexx’s children’s book.

Check out Dr. Lexx’s upcoming event.

Listen to Dr. Lexx dispel the myth that relationships have to be hard work on Session 164 of the podcast. 

Listen to Dr. Lexx discuss getting rid of sexual shame on Session 55 of the podcast.

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at

Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in The Yellow Couch Collective,

Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at

If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at

The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

Make sure to follow us on social media:

Twitter: @therapy4bgirls

Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls

Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls