We are in a moment where we can study otherwise via access to talks and teachings that are available on the internet. 
We will gather a range of talks that have informed us over the years as well as share talks we have given.  
This is clip from a longer presentation we gave at a Confer conference which introduces some of the ideas and practices we work with.  

In this interview The School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy Learning Development team will interview Foluke Taylor, a psychotherapist, writer and teacher. Foluke's practices include writing, psychotherapy, teaching, family and friendship. She has practiced psychotherapy in various settings, geographical locations, and forms, over a period of twenty-five years..

Foluke speaking to 'When being yourself is revolutionary'. 

"Considering West’s call for a deeper education, one that is not taught in a great many institutional arenas that tend to be linked to business and to capital in ways that preclude this kind of questioning, Fred Moten’s work here unearths the philosophical connections between possession and subjectivity that contaminate the very notion of the subject itself, always already. In his lecture at the University of California, Berkeley’s Mixed Blood Project, Moten suggests that the territorial possession that undergirds capitalist structures may be so embedded in the forms of knowing we inherit that phenomenology itself can be understood as bearing links to settler colonialism. He delivers this extraordinary formulation that “settler colonialism is a philosophical stance, it’s a stance towards the Earth, it’s a way of understanding one’s subjectivity as being bound up with what one possesses, it’s a way of understanding knowledge as possessing … so that that transcendental clue we get when we say, do we have a grasp on something, is connected to this. It’s a way of situating yourself in relation to the Earth.” The problematics that arise from Moten’s analysis demand new forms of thinking and knowing, new ways of being in relation to ourselves, to one another, and to the planet from which we are ultimately indistinguishable".  Source of this text:  HERE 
Literary critic and black feminist scholar Hortense Spillers and sociologist Gail Lewis discuss the impossibility of black women’s claims to and inclusion in ‘womanhood’, and the implications this has for contemporary black feminist politics. This talk is introduced by sociology professor Akwugo Emejulu and is a primer for Fugitive Feminism 18 – 22 July

Foluke contributed to this seminar on Race, Imperialism and the Contradictory Clinic with Lara Sheehi. 

Foluke Taylor and Gail Lewis converse with each other about why and how Black feminisms have much to offer the ‘consulting room’ and why it should be taken up as gift full of resources by psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic communities of practice.  This is part of a Confer series called Women on the Couch.  

Host Susan Kelechi Watson is joined by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, director and adapter Kamilah Forbes, actor Jharrel Jerome, and thought leaders Adrienne Maree Brown, Kimberly Nicole Foster, and Sonya Renee Taylor to relive moments from HBO’s Between The World And Me and to unpack being Black in America, educational indoctrination, and “The Dream.”
Prentis Hemphill talking about healing beyond the neo-liberal individualistic frame. Healing as liberatory practice. As activism.  Healing from a collectivist perspective.  Healing as social justice.

In her book 'Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments' Saidiya Hartman writes of African American women  who  resist, refuse, practice freedom and live otherwise.  In this video Saidiya speaks to her book.  We can think with her work and these ideas to see how it can shape and infuse our understanding and add texture to our reading and being with Black lives living otherwise.   There is a review of her book that introduces some of her ideas here.

Dr Cornel West speaking on Baldwin and the Fire this Time.  

I didn't tell you .... speaks to all that often goes unsaid, untended to and unrecognised. 

What haven't you told your friends in relation to the matrix of race? 

What can't you hear? 

Claudia Rankine reads from her book:  Citizen 

M. NourbeSe Philip: GA(S)P: Experiments in Radical Hospitality

From the website: "Some scholars are criticized for staying within the ‘ivory tower,’ and creating work that’s only accessible to a highly-academic audience. Alexis Pauline Gumbs does not receive that criticism.She identifies as a community-accountable scholar and puts that identity into practice by intentionally bringing scholarly ideas into non-academic settings. This manifests in online educational projects like ‘Eternal Summer of The Black Feminist Mind,’ which creates accessible curricula from black feminist work".
What does/could your therapeutic thought and practice look like when infused with Black feminist thought and practice? 
Back to Top