Unruly Therapeutic : Black Feminist Writings and Practices in Living Room-9781324030508

Unruly Therapeutic : Black Feminist Writings and Practices in Living Room by Taylor, Foluke

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Author: Taylor, Foluke


Published on 28 February 2023 by WW Norton & Co in the United States.

Paperback | 272 pages
152 x 228 x 19 | 448g

'Black feminisms have provided a foundation from which it becomes more possible to speak and write of interconnection-of a spirited life, soul, a natural mystic blowing through the air-and engagement with all of this in therapeutic practice.' Part thesis, part memoir and part poetry, this book is unlike any other therapeutic text. Psychotherapist and writer Foluke Taylor explores how the centring of black women's experiences in therapeutic scholarship allows for greater space-space for wandering, for wondering and for deepening narratives-in every therapeutic relationship. Beginning with the book's poetic structuring, Taylor rejects the need for a streamlined solution, instead inviting the reader to take a different path through her crucial research-one that is unruly, nonlinear and celebratory of the richer, fuller narratives allowed for by black feminisms.