The BAATN Blog

Where therapy, the race conversation and politics meet

About This Blog & Guest Contributor Guidelines

This blog is about the psychological consequences of being a person of colour in the UK. It’s about the impact on our inner lives and our sense of identity, about the political landscape we live in that shapes public opinion and the policies that have been put in place to mitigate against the impact of racial bias.

Guest Contributors Welcome

Contributors who want to highlight particular issues, or are keen to open up debate and discussion, are welcome. Comments are also welcomed. Both contributors and commentators will sign their posts.

Guest Contributor Guidelines

 

Mis/Representation of Black Womanhood

Mis/Representation of Black Womanhood

For black women which is my interest in this writing, the challenges are again different. The archetypal black mother is seen as being resilient and strong. You hear comments like ‘don’t mess with sisters’. Suggest a toughness about black women which has its roots as far back as slavery where women were seen as strong and tough no different to men.

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BAATN Conversion Therapy Statement

BAATN Conversion Therapy Statement

BAATN welcomes the survey by the Royal College of Psychiatrists highlighting the hostile environment for GSRD identified people, particularly those of colour. This comes in the wake of the reversal by the Government on the inclusion of transgendered people in the ban...

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