As Black women, racial trauma is a part of our daily lives. Whether it’s being followed around in a store, not being called back for a job because we don’t have a “white sounding name” or brutalized by police, racism is a constant. The chronic and traumatic nature of it has a significant impact on […]

5 Ways Racial Trauma Affects the Body

Racial Trauma Affects the Body

Here at Bodyful Healing we support black women who are living with depression. We hope this depression meal and those that follow, will add to the arsenal of resources already available — dance/movement psychotherapy sessions, The Bodyful Black Girl Podcast, online support groups — and provide a source of nourishment and support as well! As someone […]

Depression Meal: Simple Salmon Salad

Simple Salmon Salad Recipe

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with depression by a licensed mental health practitioner or Dr. Google, chances are you’ve looked in to natural alternatives to anti-depressants. This article discusses the gut-brain connection and how to manage depression with diet.

Can You Really Manage Depression With Food?

Can you manage depression with food

Oxford Dictionary defines oppression as “prolonged cruel or unjust treatment” and “mental pressure or distress.”

Slavery, Jim Crow, and modern day institutionalized racism are all systems of oppression that have historically affected black women and continue to affect black women today.

Oppression and Black Women’s Bodies

Approximately one in five women develop depression during their lifetime, and it is estimated that the depression rate among black women is fifty percent higher than that of white women.  

Depression and the Strong Black Woman

depression and the strong black woman

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