Black Lives (and stories) Matter: Race narrative therapy in Black hair care spaces


Black people suffer unjustly from police violence and race-related trauma, but limited research addresses how telling stories may play a critical role in how Black people cope in community-based spaces. This article formulates the collaboration between Black hair care spaces and psychologist to deconstruct racial experiences through Race Narrative Therapy (RNT) techniques. This convenient setting is ideal for community psychology interventions to address mental health disparities and addressing sociopolitical development.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i24212113v4i2p22

Keywords: Black Lives Matter, Narrative therapy, racism, Barbershop, Beauty Salon


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