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.
We’re back with another page-turning addition to your bookshelf. Grab your reading glasses, find somewhere cozy, and get into this week’s TBG library pick, DANCES by Nicole Cuffy. DANCES follows CeCe Cordell, a 22-year-old ballet dancer who is catapulted into celebrity when she is promoted to principal at the New York City Ballet. Even as she celebrates the achievement of a lifelong dream, she is haunted by the feeling that she doesn’t belong, and has to work to unravel the loose threads of a complicated family past.
For this episode, Nicole joins us to dive into the ways in which she weaved parts of her own life into the book, the double consciousness experienced by Black writers impacted by the white gaze, and how the book tackles broader themes through the lens of ballet.
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