PhD candidate in Psychology at the Queen Mary University of London and visiting student at the University of Oxford in the Department of Psychiatry
LET'S TALK ABOUT DEPRESSION IN BLACK WOMEN AND HOW MOVING THROUGH STYLES CAN IMPACT OUR SENSE OF SELF.
Black women spend much of our lives trying, testing and playing with different hairstyles, looks, lengths and colors. We have become masters at shapeshifting into different environments, oftentimes altering our appearances in order to fit into the spaces we find ourselves in.
Whether wearing a straight wig for a corporate workplace, or laying your baby hairs for an upcoming date, have we ever considered the real reasons behind why we make these choices, or thought about the long term impact to our sense of selves, mental health, and journey of self love and acceptance from frequently transitioning from one mask to another?
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