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.
- Check out Jacquelyn’s course Making the Body a Home: Unpacking Internalized Racism
- Follow Jacquelyn on Instagram: @ogorchukwuu
- Read The Four Bodies: A Toolkit for Healing Racial Trauma
- Follow Jacquelyn on Facebook: @ogorchukwuu
- Follow Jacquelyn on Twitter: @ogorchukwuu
- Order Jacquelyn’s book The Geometry of Being Black
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