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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.

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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.

    Exploring the Landscape of Black Women In Reality TV

    Exploring the Landscape of Black Women In Reality TV

    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.
    Watching reality tv shows are one of my favorite pastimes. It’s been really interesting to see how programming in this space has developed over time and to follow the commentary. And what has been most interesting is the way the space has been accommodating, or not so much, to Black women cast members and Black audiences. To help us explore this world, today I’m joined by Dr. Racquel Gates. Dr. Gates and I chatted about the complicated nature of Black women’s representation on reality tv, how audiences often respond to majority Black casts, the stereotypes that are both upheld and dispelled through reality tv, and the changes that often happen between season 1 and 2 of a show.

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

    Where to Find Dr. Gates
    https://www.racquelgates.com/
    Twitter: @raquelgates

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.
    Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    Our Production Team
    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
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    • 58 min
    What Influences How We See Ourselves & Others?

    What Influences How We See Ourselves & Others?

    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.
    In Session 60 of the podcast, Dr. Donna Oriowo, joined us to discuss colorism ,texturism, and how we could begin to dismantle these things in our lives and in our relationships. As a follow up to that conversation and to broaden it, today we're joined by Dr. Yaba Blay. Dr. Blay and I further discussed the system of white supremacy, skin color politics, and the role of the media in shaping our ideas about who we are. 
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!

    Where to Find Dr. Blay
    https://www.yabablay.com/
    https://pretty-period.tumblr.com/
    Twitter: @YabaBlay
    IG: @YabaBlay

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.
    Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    Our Production Team
    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 45 min
    Practicing African Traditional Religions

    Practicing African Traditional Religions

    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.
    In Session 210, we talked with Dr. Dianne Stewart about the principles and themes that underlie many African traditional religions and we promised you a part 2 of that conversation to learn more about the practice of these religions. To help us dig into this topic, today I’m excited that we’re joined by Ehime Ora. Ehime and I chatted about her personal journey to being an Ifa and Orisha priestess, where to start if you’re a beginner in these practices, how technology and social media have made it easier to teach others about these traditions, and how practicing African traditional religions can work in tandem with Christianity, Islam, and other faith practices.

    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
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    https://twitter.com/blvck_herbalist
    https://twitter.com/oshunsdawta

    Where to Find Ehime
    ehimeora.com
    Twitter: @ehimeora
    IG: @ehimeora

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.
    Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    Our Production Team
    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 47 min
    Black Women & Serial Violence

    Black Women & Serial Violence

    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.
    The true crime genre is one of the fastest growing, but it is incredibly telling who’s stories are told. This has become yet another space where the stories of Black women who are victims are largely ignored, particularly those of darker skinned Black women. This erasure perpetuates the myth that Black women are not targets of serial violence, leaving cases unsolved and communities shattered. To share about the important work she’s done to shed light on Black women victims of serial violence, today we’re joined by Dr. Terrion Williamson. Dr. Williamson and I chatted about how she began to research in this area, why Black women, particularly sex workers, are often targets for serial murder, the inequalities with which Black women victims are covered in the media, and the impact that these crimes have on communities.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast!
    Through the Cracks podcast

    Where to Find Dr. Williamson
    https://www.theblackmidwest.com/

    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.
    Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.

    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    Our Production Team
    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 50 min
    Join us for "The Skin I'm In"

    Join us for "The Skin I'm In"

    Each July, we celebrate Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the theme we’ve chosen is The Skin I’m In.
    So often as Black women we’re told it’s okay to be ourselves as long as it doesn’t make others uncomfortable. We’re told to embrace our individuality but in the ways that align neatly with the expression of individuality that’s digestible for society. But what happens when you don’t feel like you fit into the mold? We’re not always shown how to manage the othering and the stigma that comes with it. Well this month, we’re doing exactly that and expanding what it means to show up as a Black woman and sharing words of encouragement to any sisters struggling to accept what feels natural to them. 
    All month long you can expect content on our blog, here on the podcast, in our Sister Circle community, and across our social media channels to celebrate being authentic to you. We’ll be engaging the ways history has impacted the way we love and value ourselves and tapping into the ways we can combat negative self-image. So be sure to visit us at therapyforblackgirls.com to stay connected and follow us on both IG & FB @therapyforblackgirls or on Twitter at @therapy4bgirls
    And if you want to get the inside scoop and reminders about events and conversations for the month, you can text the word 'July' to 504-499-0663.
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    • 3 min
    Finding the Right Therapist For You

    Finding the Right Therapist For You

    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.
    Recently we've gotten a few questions in the mailbox about how to find the best therapist for you and your needs, so this week I'm offering some things to consider in terms of whether your therapist needs to be Black, questions to ask during your consultation, and getting referrals from friends, family, or colleagues.
    Resources
    Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. therapyforblackgirls.com/amazon
    Grab our Guide to Getting Started with Therapy therapyforblackgirls.com/gtgs
    Stay Connected
    Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox.
    If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.
    Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com
    Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop.
    The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession.
    Make sure to follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @therapy4bgirls
    Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls
    Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls

    Our Production Team
    Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Yves Jeffcoat
    Producer: Cindy Okereke
    Assistant Producer: Ellice Ellis
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 15 min

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