Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Hello wonderful! You are not difficult, broken, defective, or damaged goods. You are protective- something has happened to you, there is a difference. Our institutions of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, education, law, and religion are built with racist schemas, which harm both White & BIPOC bodies of culture, causing “sustos” -wounds of the soul. These sustos become trapped intergenerationally within our bones, bodies, and behaviors, and passed down as cultural norms. Traditional therapy was never designed to address these wounds nor the experiences of Black bodies of culture, who continue to endure these adversities.