In Conversation with Fatima, the Nomad – Part 2

By Yema | December 17, 2020

*You can read the first part of this conversation in the previous post.   YF: So, tell me about your activism, what is it about and how did it come about?   FO: I think…

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In Conversation with Fatima, the Nomad – Part 1

By Yema | December 10, 2020

Fatima Osborne is a Copenhagen based activist, diversity & inclusion counselor, and lecturer. Her focus is on combating racism, xenophobia, and sexism by challenging oppressive social structures and policies. Fatima lectures throughout Denmark and is…

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Barbara Mensah – Beauty and Healing

By Yema | December 3, 2020

Sometime at the start of this year, I attended an event where I met Barbara in person. Although I knew of her services through social media, I did not know Barbara in person, nor did…

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Verona Spence-Adofo, an Interview

By Yema | November 25, 2020

In the next three weeks, I will be doing a sisterhood series here on the blog where I interview beautiful black women who inspire me. I want to share with you their journeys, their work,…

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My African Spiritual Psychotherapy Practice

By Yema | June 16, 2020

I am often asked by prospective clients what it means in practical terms that I work from an African spiritual perspective and, in general, that I include the spiritual in my approach to psychotherapy. Because…

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The 6 Pillars of My Psychotherapy Practice

By Yema | May 5, 2020

It has been said that there are as many ways to practice psychotherapy as there are individuals practicing it. The psychological field is a notoriously divided and fragmented one, with an abundance of theoretical and…

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Healing the personal, Healing the Collective

By Yema | May 9, 2019

People often ask me why I choose to serve black women. I think the better question is, why not? When does anyone ever do something special and beautiful just for us, that is not merely…

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Celebrating Women, Celebrating the Feminine

By Yema | March 8, 2019

Today is international women’s day, a day to celebrate women around the world and our achievements in all spheres of society. It is also a day to highlight the need for continued action to restore…

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Are You Highly Sensitive?

By Yema | February 7, 2019

Do you feel overwhelmed in crowded spaces, by too much noise, bright lights, strong smells and lots going on around you? Do you need lots of time alone to recover when you have been exposed…

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The Therapist as Healer

By Yema | January 22, 2019

Healers have existed from time immemorial in all societies all around the world. In Africa, in Europe, in Asia, in the Pacific, in the Americas and everywhere else in the world, every community has always…

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A New Beginning

By Yema | January 8, 2019

A New year is here. That means that – whatever mistakes you made last year, whatever you didn’t get, whatever you did not manage to do – you can leave behind. It is the dawn…

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Merry Christmas?

By Yema | December 18, 2018

Christmas is a week away. Whether you celebrate it or not, this holiday is unavoidable for most of us living in the continents of Africa, Europe, the Americas or elsewhere in the world. As society…

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