Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - English

Faculty Sponsor Name

NA

Abstract (300 words maximum)

As the intersection of race and gender is a feat for the strong Black man and strong Black woman, the double edged sword is the deterioration of mental health overlooked by the need to maintain the guise of perfection. The social disadvantages of this intersection include a myriad of traumas such as financial stability, violence and oppression, and the internal stigma of judgment, which causes Black men and Women to delay or go undiagnosed for mental health disorders. In turn, this enables an unstable community to unite for mental health reform. Aside from seeking medical help, the conversation of mental health reform can begin with creative outlets that help gauge the strong Black man and woman’s appeal to emotions, and thus demarginalize the intersection of race and gender for the Black psyche.

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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Understanding Humanity: Demarginalizing the Intersection of Black Masculinity and Feminity for the Psyche

As the intersection of race and gender is a feat for the strong Black man and strong Black woman, the double edged sword is the deterioration of mental health overlooked by the need to maintain the guise of perfection. The social disadvantages of this intersection include a myriad of traumas such as financial stability, violence and oppression, and the internal stigma of judgment, which causes Black men and Women to delay or go undiagnosed for mental health disorders. In turn, this enables an unstable community to unite for mental health reform. Aside from seeking medical help, the conversation of mental health reform can begin with creative outlets that help gauge the strong Black man and woman’s appeal to emotions, and thus demarginalize the intersection of race and gender for the Black psyche.

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