Misogynoir and Mental Health: Narratives from Black Women in NYC
Moving away from monolithic depictions of Black adults in the US, this dissertation project focuses on Black ethnic and pan-ethnic categories to illuminate how gender, racial-ethnic identity formation, and racism-related stress (discrimination and internalized racism) shape ethnoracial health disparities in Black adults living in the NYC metropolitan area. This presentation focuses on one project aim: developing gendered and racialized conceptualizations of mental distress and mental well-being through narratives from African American, Jamaican, Haitian, and Nigerian women. Through centering the experiences of Black women, this research aims to contribute nuanced insight into the ways that racism, racialization, and misogynoir impact mental health and overall well-being.
Wednesday, Feburary 20th, 2024