recently i’ve been tired of
– hearing from POC that the issues around mental health (trauma, self care, depression…) are white issues. (i mean, wait, are you saying POC don’t have mental health issues?? or that they don’t do anything about it?? er, i don’t believe that)
– and simultaneously realizing everything i read about mental health issues is written by white people or predominently white groups, or at least never explicitely links these issues with race. (Oh, wait, would these 2 points be linked maybe?…)
ahem. time to look for readings somewhere else, maybe?…
so i started by BlackGirlDangerous because i love them. Here is a little selection, most i haven’t read yet. i’ve only read « loving each other wounded ». I thought i’d share, though, so we have food for thought and further discussions. if you have other good readings to suggest, please do!
Loving Each Other Wounded: 5 Essential Questions for Healthy QTPOC Love by CarmenLeah Ascencio
The Science of Resilience: What The World Can Learn From QTPoC Survivors of Domestic Violence by Maisha Z. Johnson
and as for how it can be a « white only » issue, i found 1 thing but havent looked much more. it’s a start!
Mental Health Issues Are Not Just “White People Problems” by Trina Young
ok! is that enough reading for now? enjoy 🙂