Dr. Johnson Benning is back, continuing to chat with Patti about intersectionality especially as it relates to young women of color. They talk about the impossibility of compartmentalization, the layers that bring intersectionality and mental health together, and the concept of work/life endurance.
From little traumas to big Trauma, Dr. Johnson Benning discusses compounding stressors, including microaggressions, that lead to poor physical and mental health, and how that increases exponentially for BIPOC during not only a global pandemic, but also as our nation faced one of the most (if not *the* most) contentious elections. Patti frames the insights and information around what this could, does, and will continue to mean for working parents, particularly working mothers, who are faced with heightened socio-economic and political issues that intersect with all the parts of self a woman of color must hold.
This episode sets the conversation for the next: Strategies we all need to build resilience.
- More on Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw and her work
- Notre Dame’sHere’s the Whyseries
- The Washington Post Op Ed: My Southeast D.C. Zip code shouldn’t be my health destiny
Meet Your Host: Patti Perez
Patti Perez is founder and CEO of PersuasionPoint, a modern-day consulting firm dedicated to teaching leaders and teams how to create and sustain healthy, equitable and inclusive workplace cultures. Patti is the best-selling, award-winning author of The Drama-Free Workplace (Wiley 2019), and draws from the book’s themes to provide practical, authentic, and action-oriented solutions to help companies achieve true diversity and equity, and to create environments of belonging and inclusion.
Patti provides services specifically tailored to address law firms’ struggles with recruiting, retaining, promoting and fully valuing diverse attorneys – including consulting, leadership training, and boot camps for diverse attorneys who are emerging leaders.