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“For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn’t any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we’ve got in all this darkness.”

James Baldwin
James Baldwin

Adia Gooden, PhD

Adia Gooden, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is a straight, cis, African American woman; she grew up in Southern California, and currently lives in Chicago, IL. Dr. Adia received her BA from Stanford University where she majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish and African and African American studies. After Stanford, Dr. Adia attended DePaul University and earned her PhD in Clinical Community Psychology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she focused on providing couples therapy and increased her understanding of relationship dynamics. Dr. Adia currently works as a clinical psychologist at a university counseling center where she does individual, group, and couple therapy with undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Adia does writing, speaking, and training related to Black women’s mental health; you can learn more by visiting her website: www.dradiagooden.com

Brianna "Bre" Williams


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Joshua Eferighe

Joshua Eferighe is a Nigerian-American writer from the deep recesses of middle Georgia. He received his B.A degree in journalism at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and since graduating has been pursuing that endeavor in the city of Chicago. Joshua is a father of one, in a fulfilling relationship and also curates events and produces shows on the side. Check Joshua and all his work out at http://eferighe.com/