Episode #72: Coping Strategies for Racial Trauma with Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah

Episode #72: Coping Strategies for Racial Trauma with Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah

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.

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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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