Unruly Therapeutic: Black Feminist Writings and Practices in Living Room by Foluke Taylor
Centering the experiences of black women allows for richer therapeutic practices for everyone.
“Black feminisms have provided a foundation from which it becomes more possible to speak and write of interconnection—of a spirited life, soul, a natural mystic blowing through the air—and engagement with all of this in therapeutic practice.”
Part thesis, part memoir, and part poetry, this book is unlike any other therapeutic text. Psychotherapist and writer Foluke Taylor explores how the centering of black women’s experiences in therapeutic scholarship allows for greater space—space for wandering, for wondering, and for deepening narratives—in every therapeutic relationship. Beginning with the book’s poetic structuring, Taylor rejects the need for a streamlined solution, instead inviting the reader to take a different path through her crucial research—one that is unruly, nonlinear, and celebratory of the richer, fuller narratives allowed for by black feminisms.
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