The Back to Me Project: College and Beyond

The Stigma of Being a Strong Black Woman with Dr. Jessica Jackson

Episode Summary

In this episode of our limited series, “How Sororities and Fraternities Support Mental Health Awareness,” Dr. Jessica Jackson, Alpha Phi Chapter member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. discusses how you can overcome the stigma of being a strong Black woman in society and on campus. As a Licensed Psychologist who heals through culturally responsive evidence-based treatments, Dr. Jackson explores the differences between systemic racism against Black men and personal racism against Black women. This North Carolina A&T State University graduate reminds us to unapologetically protect ourselves and speak up to our counterparts for their support and protection. Dr. Jackson completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at New Mexico State University and her MA in Education and Human Development at George Washington University. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at North Carolina A&T State University, she developed a passion for advocacy in the field of counseling psychology. At her clinical practice in Houston, TX, she delivers culturally responsive evidence-based treatments to clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems. She also offers local and national workshops and webinars. To learn more about Dr. Jackson’s work and her “Therapy Thursdays”, go to her IG @dr_jlauren or her website at DrJLauren.com.