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Black Womxn Healing Resources

A collection of articles, podcasts, videos, songs and books on various topics.

28 Podcasts Hosted by Black Women That You Should Be Listening To Today!, by Lisa ala mode
My Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love, by Sonya Renee Taylor
“Bodies As Resistance: Claiming the Political Act of Being Oneself,” by Sonya Renee Taylor
The Sisters Are Alright : Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women, by Tamara Winfrey Harris

Birthing Change (healing our most vulnerable wounds)

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, Edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams

Black Joy as Resistance

“How One Woman Started a Movement with #BlackGirlMagic,” by Cate
“Why Black Joy is Absolutely Necessary,” by Christy DeGallerie

Black Rest as Reparations

“Reparations for Black People Should Include Rest,” by Janine Francias
“These Artists Want Black People to Sleep,” by Sarah Burke

Emotional Healing

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, by Brittney Cooper

Healing Arts (poems and prose, art and movement therapy)

Neon Soul, by Alexandra Elle
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, by Warsan Shire
Spill : Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Healthy Relationships

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History, by E. Patrick Johnson
"Black Trans Talk (with Diamond Stylz)” by Tea with Queen and J.

Intersectionality (Black AF and…)

“The Urgency of Intersectionality,” Kimberlé Crenshaw

Making HERStory (biographies, memoirs)

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women & Feminism, by bell hooks
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
The Last Black Unicorn, by Tiffany Haddish
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, by Issa Rae
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde
We’re Going to Need More Wine, by Gabrielle Union
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand IN The Sun and Be Your Own Person, by Shonda Rhimes
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, by Audre Lorde

Making Self-Care Accessible

Making Space for the QTPoC Self in the Self-Care Movement, by Dom Chatterjee
8 Mental Health and Self-Care Resources for QTPoC, by Danielle Dorsey
11 Therapy Podcasts That Offer Professional- Level Self Care From the Comfort Of Your Own Home, by Mika Doyle

Making Theory our Reality (making academic thought more accessible)

Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde
This Bridge Called My Back, Edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua

Reclaiming our Time (black womxn as political)

"Black Ass Feminism” by Tea with Queen and J.
"Sustaining Ourselves When Confronting Violence,” by Kandace Montgomery

Listen below or go to the website.

"Womanist Race Nerds of Wakanda” by Tea with Queen and J.

Reproductive Justice

“At the Intersection of Faith and Reproductive Justice,” by Sabin Blaizin

“Let’s Talk About Sex and Reproductive Justice,” by Amie Newman
“Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Voices: The State of Black Women and Reproductive Justice”
Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique, Edited by Loretta Ross, Erika Derkas, and Whitney Peoples
“RJ Founding Mothers”
The Color of Choice: White Supremacy and Reproductive Choice,” by Loretta J. Ross

Resisting White Supremacy as Healing

“Healing Justice is How We Can Sustain Black Lives,” by Prentis Hemphill
If You’re Black, Rest Is Power, by Michael Love Michael
"Ratchet Black Politics and Disrespectful Black Feminism,” by Dr. Brittney Cooper
Reparations for Black People Should Include Rest, by Janine Francois
"Resistance & Brunch,” by Tea with Queen and J.
"Surviving Toxic Whiteness" by Tea with Queen and J.
"White Supremacy Doesn't Care About Your Edges” by Tea with Queen and J.

Sexual Healing

"Black Ass Sexuality (with Ev'Yan Whitney)” by Tea with Queen and J.
Longing to Tell Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, by Tricia Rose

Spiritual Healing

Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color, by Iyanla Vanzant