In this extract from her Essential guide to overcoming racial trauma, author Guilaine Kinouani writes about the insidious, white supremacist roots of the Black desire to overachieve, and overcoming the pressure of ‘Black excellence’.
Guilaine Kinouani is a UK-based French radical/critical psychologist of Congolese descent. She's a feminist, therapist, equality consultant and award-nominated writer of the blog, RaceReflections.co.uk. She works as a Senior Psychologist and is an Adjunct Professor of Black and Africana Studies at Syracuse University, London. Kinouani leads Race Reflections and its Academy which provide workshops on anti-racism, racial trauma and self-care. She has spoken about racial trauma at TEDxUCL, the University of Cambridge, and University of London among others. She tweets as @KGuilaine
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