THE INNERGROUND RAILROAD is an eight-session online course designed by therapist and creative Thea Monyee', to provide a psycho-spiritual framework to reclaim Black folks’ access to joy & pleasure. We will negotiate holistic historic and systemic trauma recovery work for Black folks by addressing and empowering Black folks to reclaim, demand, define, and experience joy safely within their lives and bodies. This work is intuitive and self authorized, requiring the participant to "bring something of themselves" to the table for each session. By the end of the course participants will have increased skills to utilize this psycho/social/spiritual tool for self and/or others to support the healing and reclamation of Black folks access to joy and pleasure in the midst of an anti-Black society.
Thea Monyeé is an accomplished self identified Black Woman Creative with credits including appearances on HBO, BET, and TV One, performances at the legendary Ford Amphitheater and House of Blues in Los Angeles, countless college tours, and commissions to perform for the NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and other national organizations. Thea Monyee´'s unapologetic work stems from her unwavering passion to healing and her belief that true healing can only occur in a liberated and non-oppressive society. Monyeé is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Cal State L.A., a regular contributor to For Harriet and Black Girl in Om online publications; co-host of Dem Black Mamas podcast and All Heart Podcast; Director of Decolonization for the multimedia platform Black Girl Mixtape, and writer, producer, and director of The Get Right, a youtube series offering advice for aligned living. She serves as a contributor to SayWordLA and a board member of Manhood Camp for At-Riskmales. Her most recent work Murmurs of a MadWoman: An Unconventional Memoir is available through Amazon, and she is a signed fiction writer with Dystel, Goderich & Bourret with upcoming projects. She is currently studying to add certified sex therapist to her list of receipts.