Though recent events such as the death of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells, and Riah Milton have brought to the forefront issues of systemic oppression and racism, these issues are not new. You may have fear in you that you may be the next one of these names just listed, you may have guilt in you that you have the privilege of not fearing. Whether you need the support or want to learn how you can support, you are here because you seek change. Through conversations and unconditional support, you can have the space to move yourself, to move others, toward a reorganization.
Systemic exploration and change.
Now, more than ever, is a time that you need to find yourself so that you can help others. Explore the systems you find yourself in – work, family dynamics, community, your home town, your gender, race, religion, values and belief systems. What were you given that you can use to generate transformation? What systems do you struggle to accept? What did you take on without realizing it is a part of you and where it comes from? What parts of who you are do you love? What parts of who you are do you want to shift?
Go at your own pace.
There is nothing too small or too large for you to do when it comes to making fighting for social justice. Be sure to check-in with yourself and give yourself self-care.
Intersectional and Multicultural Therapy
Our therapists recognize that people come from all different kinds of backgrounds and have many different parts at play that make them whole. Sometimes, it’s hard to feel whole when our society tells you that you’re undeserving or less than. We are here to show you compassion, empathy, and warmth. We want to empower you, lift you up, and support you as a human. Our therapists work to create a connection that in turn leads to growth and love for yourself.
Common Intersectional and Multicultural Therapy Topics
- Systemic Oppression
- Social Justice
- Minority groups
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
Resources related to the Black Lives Matter Movement and Social Justice
- Terms related to Black Lives Matter
- Articles and Books
- Media to Watch and Listen
- Resources for Parents and their Children
- Organizations and Groups
- Support Black businesses
- The Better You Institute’s message to You
**NOTE: We haven’t read, listened to, or watched all of these recommendations, but found them through trusted referrals and social media accounts. We encourage you that when possible, buy books from your local and/or black-owned bookstore rather than from Amazon or larger entities.
**NOTE: there may be some repeats as there is crossover in some of our resources
**NOTE: The Better You Institute did NOT find all of these resources. Other clinicians in the Philadelphia area have worked together to compile a non-exhaustive list of resources for you.