Exploring the likelihood of Black women self-actualizing: the struggle to recover from racial trauma

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Winsora Blanford (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Carol Mullen

Abstract: This paper examines how Black women who have experiened trauma make meaning of lived experiences. The informants' autobiographies provide data for a team approach to psychological phenomenology, a psychological autopsy. The inner lives are traced from pre trauma to self-actualization. Anger, shame, and fear, as well as, love, belonging, running and relationships with other women are investigated.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
Autobiography, Black feminist theory, Black women, Critical race theory, Post racial America, Racial trauma
African American women $x Psychology $v Case studies
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women $z United States $v Case studies
African American women $x Social conditions $v Case studies
Blacks $x Race identity $z United States $v Case studies

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