An Honest Conversation About Being Black In Boulder

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On this month’s Black Talk, host Michele Simpson speaks with Dr. Jazmyne Peters, an embedded therapist for the University of Colorado, Boulder’s (UCB) College of Arts and Sciences.

We will ask her to assess the mental health concerns and challenges of Black students on the UCB campus. Dr. Peters recently gave a talk titled: The Mental Health of Black Girls and The CU Boulder Community: An Embodied Approach to the Understanding of Intersectionality, Trauma, and Healing. Under the expert direction of Dr. Peters, we will learn how Black girls navigate a world that views them as hypersexual, loud, and needlessly combative.

And we take a deep dive into the invisibility/hyper-visibility of Black students at predominantly white institutions (PWI). Peters says if a black high school student asked her if they should attend CU Boulder, she would half to say, ‘no.’

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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