Category: Coloniality

Black and white people walking in desert. Migration

Economic Migration and Disenfranchised Processes, an Exorcism Exercise

By: Lucia Sarmiento Verano I have his mouth. And his nose. I did not inherit my mom’s and grandma’s tiny, perfectly shaped along racist and Eurocentric standards, almost Germanic, highly

White (in)humanity in therapy: The Ulterior Message Of Selective Outrage

By: Lucia Sarmiento Verano I’ve been silent for a while but I cannot let this be. This is sucking the life out of me so here goes what I have

old looking wooden podium

The Abyssal Line and the Articulation of Oppressions

By: Lucia Sarmiento Verano DISCLAIMER: This article’s aim is to present a particular perspective on different types of oppression and struggles as explained by certain decolonial & feminist thinkers. We

Epistemic Justice: Therapy as a Liberatory Practice

By: Lucia Sarmiento Verano Can Therapy help us fight against Epistemic Injustice? I keep coming back to writing about perspectives different than the White European middle class one. I am

cultural shame

Addressing Cultural Shame

By: Lucia Sarmiento Verano Shame is now a subject that is widely discussed as one of the most complex and deep processes we can go through in the therapy room.

psychotherapy integration

Thoughts on Integration from a Decolonial Perspective

By: Lucia Sarmiento Verano As the end of my training program draws near, and given that our humanistic training involves three different modalities, more emphasis is given to integration models

A “missing comparison”, bringing the divide into focus

By: Lucia Sarmiento Verano (Disclaimer: this article is based on my own personal experience of being an immigrant from the Global South in Europe. I cannot claim to speak for