Persistence U with Lizbeth
Episode 62: Dr. Naeema on When She Learned She Was Raised As a Lie
March 16, 2022
It wasn't until new schoolmates threatened to lynch her in her teens that (now) Dr. Naeema's mother had to tell her the truth: her father was not the man on her birth certificate, and was a Black man. In that moment, whom she'd believed herself to be was forever changed.
You will learn:
- Family secrets fester and create an unnecessary sense of shame.
- To embrace ourselves fully, we must know our roots and be given room to celebrate them.
- Sometimes separation is needed to process and embrace the new identity.
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