12 episodes

Deeply Rooted with Dr. Cratissa is the place for thoughtful, intimate, and authentic discussions of natural hair stories that will help you find the words to describe your mental and emotional experiences during the transition to natural hair. Each episode features a new interview conducted by licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Cratissa, and will include tips on how to choose a healthier natural hair journey while embracing your true self. You will also identify meaningful hair memories to help you reflect on your identity. You are going to learn about those who chose the natural hair journey and ways they've maintained their natural hair and mental health. You will hear your family, friends, and yourself in these stories. You are going to witness these stories, validate your emotions, and grow closer to others through these natural hair stories. This is a safe space for Black voices! So tune in and remember.... on wash day, don't just wash your hair, check your soul!

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Deeply Rooted with Dr. Cratissa is the place for thoughtful, intimate, and authentic discussions of natural hair stories that will help you find the words to describe your mental and emotional experiences during the transition to natural hair. Each episode features a new interview conducted by licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Cratissa, and will include tips on how to choose a healthier natural hair journey while embracing your true self. You will also identify meaningful hair memories to help you reflect on your identity. You are going to learn about those who chose the natural hair journey and ways they've maintained their natural hair and mental health. You will hear your family, friends, and yourself in these stories. You are going to witness these stories, validate your emotions, and grow closer to others through these natural hair stories. This is a safe space for Black voices! So tune in and remember.... on wash day, don't just wash your hair, check your soul!

    Hair Choice

    Hair Choice

    This interview features Dr. Janice Asare, Industrial Organizational Psychologist and author of upcoming book Decentering Whiteness in the Workplace which focuses on hiring bias. Today we explore anti-blackness and its relation to the natural hair transition. We dive into a discussion on anti-racism and anti-blackness, how these manifest in and out of the workplace, and strategies to remove systemic barriers that perpetuate harm.

    • 1 hr
    PWI’s

    PWI’s

    This interview features Monica Henderson, a health justice scholar, student, original contributor to The Crown Act research, and one of my favorite interviewees this season! Monica shares her personal experience with trauma and hair identity as we discuss PWIs and policies that discriminate against people with afro-textured hair.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    High-Functioning Depression

    High-Functioning Depression

    This interview features Cherlyn Carby, mother of two, entrepreneur, mentor, and creator of LushUs Kids. She talks with us today about entrepreneurship for Black women and creating a natural hair care line formulated for children within six months. We dive into a deeper discussion on high-functioning depression, managing hair changes, postpartum depression and the undiagnosed, undertreated, and stigmatization of medical care for Black women.

    • 41 min
    Self-Expression Through Hair

    Self-Expression Through Hair

    This interview features Dr. Kimber Shelton, a licensed Psychologist, speaker, and author of A Handbook on Counseling African American Women. It provides a historical context of how the lived experiences of Black women contribute to mental wellness, identifies effective psychological practices in working with Black women, and challenges readers to advance their cultural competence while providing culturally affirming care to Black women. We will speak about our research, mental health, texturism, and the identity development of Black women.

    • 42 min
    A New Relationship

    A New Relationship

    This interview features part 2 of my discussion with Black Actress, Shalita Grant, creator of the patent-pending henna-based ayurvedic hair treatment for type 4 hair called Four Naturals. In part one, we discussed hair trauma and recovery. Today, we will discuss her research into ancient hair care and grooming practices in Africa and how she developed a new relationship with her hair by using more of the primary nemesis of afro-textured natural hair in America....water!

    • 38 min
    Trauma Tho?

    Trauma Tho?

    This interview features part 1 of my discussion with Shalita Grant, a Black American Actress best known for her role as Special Agent Sonia Percy on NCIS: New Orleans. Shalita, like many Black women in the media, experienced significant hair trauma and hair loss by Hollywood hairstyling practices. She also shares how it led to her leaving NCIS, getting into trauma therapy, repairing her soul, and creating the patent-pending hair treatment, Four Naturals.

    • 41 min

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