Check out this brilliant Tedx Talk from Lorenzo Lewis. He discusses the importance of finding the right type of safe space for Male Labelled Persons of Color.
Safe spaces can include a barbershop, a place Lorenzo found life-saving when he was struggling with depression and anxiety as a youngster.
Lorenzo calls for us to identify more safe spaces for Male Labelled Persons of Color. I would expand this, and say that we also need to identify safe spaces for all of the following people -
In another article I discuss the obstacles preventing these people from getting the help they need. We need to be inventive about working around these obstacles, so we can give people the hope that things are going to get better. For some, this is a vital buffer between life and death.
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Therapist, writer, educator, and LGBTQ+ advocate