Jul 31, 2020
On today's episode, the final for honoring minority mental health month, I talk with Nydia Guity, an IFS therapist, podcaster, writer, and natural hair enthusiast.
I had no idea ("but didn't I?," says a part) the 'emotional baggage that comes with hair,' whatever your race, culture, or background.
Nydia shares her story- her parents are originally from Honduras and celebrate the Garifuna culture, she grew up in NYC speaking Spanish as her first language, went to college in Vermont, and currently lives in Atlanta.
I appreciate her vulnerability and openness as we connect. I ask a lot of dumb white girl questions. Parts of me are embarrassed and I wanted to erase them all.... but I did not.
We talk about moms and hair (do you have a mom and hair story? I do too!).
We talk about how personal development is a process that does not end and how working with our parts helps tolerate polarizations (all or nothing).
We talk about the question, 'What does it mean to be right?'
And we talk about hair and all the messages, stigma, and complexities that come along with it.
Check out Nydia's website where you can find her writings and podcast!
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