​The resources page will provide you with key information on advice from BF on how to handle your particular situations, how to cope with experiences of racism/discrimination,  and how to label your experiences of discrimination.




A Limit on Being Down for the Struggle by Georica Gholson, PhD and Danielle Dickens, PhD

A Movement Against Racism Should Be a Movement for Mental Health by Veronica Y. Womack, PhD

Respectability Politics Are Making Black Americans Sick by Veronica Y. Womack, PhD

Women of Color Get Asked to Do More "Office Housework." Here's How They Can Say No. (Harvard Business Review)


Advancing African-American Women in the Workplace: What Managers Need to Know (Catalyst)

The Strong and Stressed Black Woman (The New York Times)

I'm Exhausted From Being The Right Kind of Black Girl at Work (Huffington Post)

I Tried to Fight Racism by Being a "Model Minority"- and Then It Backfired (Teen Vogue)

Women Say They Quit Google because of Racial Discrimination: "I Was Invisible" (The Guardian)

I'm Tired of Suppressing Myself To Get Along with White People (Salon)

Why Carefree Black Girls Are Here To Stay (The Root)

Angela Rye, Black Twitter And The Era of The Unapologetic Black Woman (Huffington Post)

Confessions from the Only Black Girl in a Predominately White Class (For Harriet)

Handle Your Business: How to Deal with Common Workplace Microaggressions (For Harriet)

How To Foster Professional Relationships When You Weren't Born Into A Connected Network (LinkedIn)

You Need to Be Having Great 1:1s with Your Boss - Here's How (Ink + Volt)

Why Is It So Hard For Black Women to Find Mentors? (Girlboss)

Coping with Stress at Work (American Psychological Association)



Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Kindred by Octavia Butler

When and Where I Enter by Paula Giddings

Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Lost and Found by Sara Jakes

Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America  by Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Waiting to Exhale by Terri McMillan

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up by Iyanla Vanzant

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is not enuf by Ntozake Shange










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The Beneath the Facade website, resources, & online community are for informational purposes only and are not meant to serve as medical advice or to replace consultation with your physician or mental health professional.