Talking back: research as an act of resistance and healing for African American women survivors of intimate male partner violence
NLM Title Abbreviation
Women & Therapy
DOI of Published Version
The purpose of this article is to use a Black feminist/ womanist framework to: (a) explore the historical factors that discourage Black women's participation in the research process; (b) demonstrate how research can be a potential avenue of resistance and healing for African American women survivors of intimate male partner violence; and (c) suggest ways for practitioners and researchers to encourage the participation of this population. Benefits from the research process emerged as three themes: (a) healing the self, (b) helping others, and (c) envisioning new life directions.
Battered Women -- Psychosocial Factors, Blacks -- Psychosocial Factors, Hardiness, Self Disclosure, Survivors -- Psychosocial Factors, Adult, Aged, Assertiveness, Audiorecording, Descriptive Statistics, Ethnographic Research, Female, Field Notes, Interview Guides, Middle Age, Narratives, Participant Observation, Purposive Sample, Qualitative Studies, Racism, Semi-Structured Interview, Thematic Analysis, Washington, Funding Source, Human
Published Article/Book Citation
Women & Therapy, 25:3 (2002) pp.145-160.