Our Stories and Visions: Gender in Black Immigrant Communities
In response to the lack of care, attention, and acknowledgement of the Black Immigrant woman’s perspective, The Black Alliance for Just Immigration’s (BAJI) “Our Stories & Visions” provides a gendered perspective on the Black immigrant experience and its impact on the mental health of Black immigrant women and femmes. This report utilizes the stories of 84 interviewees, codified with demographic data to make both policy and community recommendations to combat the often treacherous and disregarded mental health pitfalls that Black immigrant women often face. Through this report, BAJI is able to not only offer deeper understanding and context to the struggles of Black immigrant women and femmes, but also direction and means for healing in the long-term. The report is a testament of resilience not only to the people whose stories are told, but also a testament of determination to correct the wrongdoings that are being addressed.