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72 | Coping Strategies for Racial Trauma with Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah

72 | Coping Strategies for Racial Trauma with Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah

Update: 2020-08-042
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Today, we’re discussing ways to heal from and cope with racial trauma with our guest, Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah.

Jacquelyn is a Nigerian American Storyteller and User Experience Designer in the wellness space. She has a degree in Social welfare, where her focus was on making wellness more accessible to overlooked communities. She also has a degree in UX design, where she spent a year researching what it would take to design a platform that reduced the barriers of therapy for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.

In 2018, Jacquelyn published The Geometry of Being Black, a poetic body of work that provides a glimpse into prominent experiences of the Black community.

 

In this episode, we talk about…

  •       The difference between coping and healing.
  •       Defining racial trauma, and understanding its signs and symptoms.
  •       Understanding The Four Bodies of healing.
  •       Identifying and coping with racial battle fatigue.
  •       Activism as an act of hope.

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This episode is sponsored by Cantu Beauty.

 

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72 | Coping Strategies for Racial Trauma with Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah

72 | Coping Strategies for Racial Trauma with Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah

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