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Session 169: Affirming Your Queer Identity

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.

We know that our experiences of sexuality are as varied as we are and wanted to spend some time today digging into what it means to affirm your identity as a Queer person. For this conversation I was joined by Mychelle Williams, LPC. Mychelle and I chatted about what it might look like to explore your sexuality, some of the challenges Queer Black women experience in relationships, and how to find or cultivate spaces that are affirming of your identity.

One theme that was consistent in our conversation was the impact that media can have on developing a healthy sense of self and of relationships as a queer person, so we also wanted to hear from an artist who is intentional about creating affirmative images of the Queer community. TV/Film Writer & Director, Felicia Pride also joined me to discuss her new short film, Tender. 

Resources Mentioned

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

queeringpsychology.com

http://www.thepartynoire.com/

IG accounts: @mrsandmrs_ @meandsomebodyqueerkin

Where to Find Mychelle

https://www.therapytoatea.com/

Instagram: @queerblacktherapist

Where to Find Felicia

Instagram: @feliciapride

Twitter: @feliciapride

Watch Tender

 

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