Dr. Johnson Benning is back, continuing to chat with Patti about intersectionality especially as it relates to young women of color. They talk about the impossibility of compartmentalization, the layers that bring intersectionality and mental health together, and the concept of work/life endurance.
From little traumas to big Trauma, Dr. Johnson Benning discusses compounding stressors, including microaggressions, that lead to poor physical and mental health, and how that increases exponentially for BIPOC during not only a global pandemic, but also as our nation faced one of the most (if not *the* most) contentious elections. Patti frames the insights and information around what this could, does, and will continue to mean for working parents, particularly working mothers, who are faced with heightened socio-economic and political issues that intersect with all the parts of self a woman of color must hold.
This episode sets the conversation for the next: Strategies we all need to build resilience.