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 versions of ourselves.
This Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve been exploring how we as Black women can free ourselves from the external and internal pressures of showing up as “superwomen.” For this bite-sized bonus episode, we’ve tapped a member of our Sister Circle community to share her experience of playing the superwoman role, We’ve also enlisted the help of past guest therapists LeNaya Smith Crawford, LMFT and Kristen Feemster, LMFT to provide mantras and words of encouragement for her but they just may help you as well.
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BONUS: Mantras to Help Hang Up Your Cape
Dr. Joy: Hey y'all! This Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Therapy for Black Girls has been exploring how we as black women can free ourselves from the external and internal pressures of showing up as superwomen. This year, the podcast team's goal was to continue providing our community with our regularly scheduled programming, and also shine a light on the voices and experiences of the sisters supporting our community.
For this episode, we've tapped a member of our Sister Circle community to share her experience of playing the Superwoman role. We've also called in some of our guests from previous episodes to provide mantras and words of encouragement. We hope this bite-sized episode helps you or someone in your circle and encourages you to remove your cape.
Mariama: Hello, my name is Mariama from North Carolina and this is my Superwoman story. Back in 2019, my mother died. We both were only daughters in our family and I've navigated my role in our family without her. Being a superwoman has become unbearable now that the woman who was my superhero is no longer here to help me. I wish we had both burned our capes while she was still alive. What mantra or affirmation would you share with me?
LeNaya: Hello, my name is LeNyaya Smith Crawford and I'm here with the Therapy For Black Girls podcast for Minority Mental Health Month. Mariama, my affirmation for you is, “You are loved, you are held, and it is safe for you to receive help.”
Kristen: Hi, this is Kristen Feemster on the Therapy For Black Girls podcast for Minority Mental Health Month. My mantra for you is, “I forgive myself for what I didn't know or do in the past. I give myself permission to change and embrace a new role that makes me a priority.”
Dr. Joy: If today's bonus episode resonates with you, please share it with us on social media using the hashtag #TBGinSession or join us over in the Sister Circle to talk more in-depth about the episode. You can join us at Community.TherapyForBlackGirls.com. Until next time, take good care.