Session 336: Black Girl Nerds
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.
Can you think of a time when your nerdy interests were healing for you? It could be that comfort anime that always brings your spirits up, the video game you play when you want to escape the world, or that time when you knew you looked good as hell cosplaying at a convention with your besties. To chat with TBG about all things fandom & wellness, today we're joined by author, worldbuilder, and nerdy creator Jacque Aye. Jacque is a vocal supporter of mental health awareness and self-care amongst Black women, advocating for those suffering from depression and social anxiety. In her fiction work, she writes about women with a surrealist, magical touch.
Some of the themes that came up in today’s conversation include how to cultivate a community within fandom spaces, the importance of showing up as one’s true, nerdy self, and the ways in which our favorite games and TV shows can make talking about mental health issues more accessible.
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