The Blacker The Brain is an ongoing campaign, conversation and cohort created by therapist and mental health decolonizer, Thea Monyee´ to make mental health inclusive and expansive for Black bodies by teaching practitioners to unlearn harmful ideas, practices, and policies, and empowering potential clients with language, a full understanding of their rights, and a joy centered framework for their healing within in an oppressive society.
We are an interdisciplinary collective committed to decolonizing various areas of the public sector including but not limited to: Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Mental Health, in an effort to assist in the healing, protecting, and elevating of Black bodies.
In addition to access the TBTB lectures, cohort members attend monthly heart sessions facilitated by Thea Monyee´, guest co-facilitators, and additional resources.
The objective of TBTB Cohort is to create a network that advocates for and implements ancestrally supported and joy-centered practices for the care and support of Black minds and bodies.
Check out this introduction video filmed for our Cohort Community!
We are JOY Centered.
We are SPIRIT and ANCESTOR led.
We choose LIBERATION over emancipation.
We are a shame and guilt free space.
Our Anger is HOLY.
We believe discomfort is an OPPORTUNITY.
We choose CURIOSITY over judgment.
It is our duty to REST and RELAX.
We choose to be WHOLE over right.
We honor our community members’ capacities.
This space is filled and supported by GRACE.