Kimberlé Crenshaw stated, “if we are not intersectional some of us, the most vulnerable are going to fall through the cracks.” In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of intersectionality in mental health practice. Black queer folks experience disproportionate rates of violence and often experience barriers in accessing means of healing. Through the medium of storytelling, we will explore pervasive narratives about Black queer people and the way in which their experiences have been de-centered. We will also explore ways in which we can support the healing of Black queer folks.
- Explain how sexual identity and gender identity combine with nationality, race and ethnicity, religion, social class, and physical ability to shape the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.
- Discuss LGBTQ+ history and terminology.
- Describe of multiple forms of oppression and marginalization.
- Discuss best practices to provide gender-expansive care.
- Explain the ways in which black queer narratives omitted from policy and media.