Barbershop Owner, Speaker, Author and Mentor
LET'S TALK ABOUT BARBER SHOP THERAPY AND WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT FOR BLACK MEN.
For many men they often feel unable to be as vulnerable and open with their thoughts and feelings as their female counterparts. This feeling of quiet isolation is only further exacerbated in the black community, but with mental health becoming more of a topic of conversation for black men than it's ever been before, more spaces for discussion and vulnerability are presenting themselves.
On this episode we will speak to Mark Maciver, to get his perspective as a barber and mental health advocate on why he feels many black men have such close knit relationships with their barbers, and really discussing how that trip for a shape up helps many manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Barber shop therapy is not a new concept, but one that is yet to truly be dissected and understood from the perspective of the 'therapist' himself.
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