Episode seven of the third season of the Podcast on Crimes Against Women, in partnership with Genesis the Podcast, welcomes community psychologist and Assistant Professor at The George Washington University, Dr. Jameta Barlow. In this episode, Dr. Barlow presents a brief history of violence against black women and girls in United States. Dr. Barlow begins with the story of Recy Taylor, and extends to other experiences of slavery and human rights violations against black people in America.
This episode offers a framework for our present reality fraught with systemic failures, barriers to support, and increasing violence against women. Dr. Barlow also provides examples of progress in these areas and offers solutions for the future through her strengths-based approach to solving community health problems. Her 2020 article, titled: The Forgotten Survivors of Sexual Violence: Black Women and Girls in America, was the impetus for this conversation, and it can be found on the website of the American Psychological Association.