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Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women
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Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women

Written by Inger Burnett-Zeigler

Narrated by Adenrele Ojo

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Black women are beautiful, intelligent and capable —but mostly they embrace strong. Esteemed clinical psychologist, Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, praises the strength of women, while exploring how trauma and adversity have led to deep emotional pain and shaped how they walk through the world. 

Black women’s strength is intimately tied to their unacknowledged suffering. An estimated eight in ten have endured some form of trauma—sexual abuse, domestic abuse, poverty, childhood abandonment, victim/witness to violence, and regular confrontation with racism and sexism. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen shows that trauma often impacts mental and physical well-being. It can contribute to stress, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Unaddressed it can lead to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, overeating, and alcohol and drug abuse, and other chronic health issues.

Dr. Burnett-Zeigler explains that the strong Black woman image does not take into account the urgency of Black women’s needs, which must be identified in order to lead abundant lives. It interferes with her relationships and ability to function day to day. Through mindfulness and compassionate self-care, the psychologist offers methods for establishing authentic strength from the inside out.

This informative guide to healing, is life-changing, showing Black women how to prioritize the self and find everyday joys in self-worth, as well as discover the fullness and beauty within both her strength and vulnerability. 

LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateJun 29, 2021
ISBN9780062959850
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women

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    Exceeded my expectations. Very thought provoking. Sometimes we go through negative experiences individually and forget that others in this world have simple experiences, you are not alone. Taking into consideration - race, gender and class - although one group of people are not a monolith, there are still some experiences that we experience that are similar no matter where we are in the western world due to having the same intersecting identities.