Episode 149: Holding Space for Black Girls Who Hold Diagnoses

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25 year old body building baddie, Taylor joins Akua & Sam to discuss her experience with sex, love, and dating as a person with a number of mental health diagnoses and her journey towards healing. This is our second installment in Mental Health March 2019.


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Fuck It (Topic of the Day): Tay opens up about her time as a young adult coming to terms with a number of mental health diagnoses and instanced of trauma. Points of discussion include: Bipolar II Disorder, social anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, High School, College, emotionally abusive relationships, comorbid diagnoses, greek life in college, dealing with medications, greek life and sexual assault, rape culture at UC Santa Barbara, racism and sexism in college, over sexualization of black women at PWIs, PTSD, sexual trauma & drug use, dating with PTSD, dating with bipolar II disorder, hyper sexuality, social anxiety, body building & much more.


Later, Akua speaks a bit about producing our Mental Health March series


TRIGGER WARNING(S): This episode contains discussion on sexual assault, self harm, disordered eating, and suicide attempts.


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