As a licensed psychologist, minister, and founder of the Armstrong Center for Hope in Durham, Dr. Tonya Armstrong attends in Blossoming Hope: The Black Christian Woman’s Guide to Mental Health and Wellness to the need to transcend everyday stressors, difficulties of the past, and even mental health challenges. By taking seriously the cultural and spiritual identities of Black Christian women, Dr. Armstrong addresses the unique challenges of Black women and provides practical resources that promote wholeness. She joins us to share the inspirations and journey that lead to this book.
Black Christian women are sisters: We are connected through our identity in Christ and a common history forged by the African Diaspora. These cultural and spiritual legacies not only strengthen us, but also present us with unique challenges to our health and wholeness. As daughters of the Diaspora, we encounter negative stereotypes and denigrating images imposed upon us by others.