Living with the mantle of the strong black woman

Abstract

This research project identifies factors navigated by the African-Caribbean-British woman, such as intersectionality; and identity tropes that encourage emulations of strength and instil shame and stigma. Research garnered predominantly from America, and qualitative data collected from semi-structured interviews with six African-Caribbean-British women between the ages of 40 - 49, was used to identify the challenges faced by the displaced African woman, raised outside of Africa and Othered due to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. 



Data was analysed using Thematic Analysis and it highlighted several areas where more awareness was needed. Specifically, regarding the social care, treatment and support received by the African-Caribbean-British woman regarding her wellbeing, responsibilities and the sharing of personal experiences especially surrounding mental health.  

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Strong Black Woman, Mental Health, Strong-Black-Woman, Culture, Identity, African-Caribbean-British

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Pusey L., (2021) “Living with the mantle of the strong black woman”, Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research 7(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/fields.815

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Laura Pusey (Huddersfield)

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