What are You All Going to Do to Keep Black Women in Art Therapy?
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Black women
arts therapies education
Africana womanism
Cliff Joseph
critical pedagogy

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Gipson, L., Norris, M., Amaral, L., Tesfaye, J., & Hiscox, A. (2021). What are You All Going to Do to Keep Black Women in Art Therapy?. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 21(1). https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v21i1.3200


In this viewpoint, the authors describe their impressions of a 2018 conference and the significance of participating in a learning environment that centered on arts therapists of color. Collectively, two art therapy educators, a music therapy educator, one new professional art therapist, and one art therapy graduate student, question the maintenance of professional norms that have at times motivated BIPOC students and practitioners to leave the creative arts therapies in search of other professional places to thrive. The article concludes with a Womanist Manifesto for Arts Therapies Education.


Copyright (c) 2021 Leah Ra'chel Gipson, Marisol Norris, Leah Amaral, Johanna Tesfaye, Anna Hiscox

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