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Liberation Now Podcast

Apr 20, 2022

In this episode, Liberation Lab members B. Andi Lee, Briana Williams, and Helen Neville speak with creator and healer Dr. Della Mosley (a.k.a., Dr. Della) about her first-authored paper entitled “Radical hope in revolting times.” Dr. Della discusses the practice of radical hope in her personal life and community work. Listen in to learn about the psychological framework of radical hope and how to apply it to daily life.


Dr. Della intentionally uses her education and training in counseling, skills and experience conducting culturally mindful and award-winning research, history counseling Black youth and queer and transgender People of Color, experience organizing and doing movement work under a Black queer feminist framework, lessons learned in community with her squad of incredible mentors and mentees, history as an educator, and life as a Black queer woman to promote wellness and survival for people who are systematically excluded from it. She is the President of the non-profit The WELLS Healing Center (formerly the University of Florida based WELLS Healing and Research Collective). She co-founded Academics for Black Survival and Wellness (#Academics4BlackLives) with Pearis Bellamy and the Radical Healing Collaborative Group Practice with David Young Oh. She is a proud member of the Psychology of Radical Healing Collective, and an American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellow. She also recently gave a TEDx talk entitled “Moving from ‘Woke’ to Working for Black Futures.”


  • Mosley, D. V., Hargons, C. N., Meiller, C., Angyal, B., Wheeler, P., Davis, C., & Stevens-Watkins, D. (2021). Critical consciousness of anti-Black racism: A practical model to prevent and resist racial trauma. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 68(1), 1–16.
  • Mosley, D. V., McNeil-Young, V., Bridges, B., Adam, S., Colson, A., Crowley, M., & Lee, L. (2021). Toward radical healing: A qualitative metasynthesis exploring oppression and liberation among Black queer people. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 8(3), 292–313.
  • Neville, H. A., Ruedas-Gracia, N., Lee, B. A., Ogunfemi, N., Maghsoodi, A. H., Mosley, D. V., LaFromboise, T. D., & Fine, M. (2021). The public psychology for liberation training model: A call to transform the discipline. American Psychologist, 76(8), 1248–1265.
  • French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D., Adames, H. Y., Chavez- Dueñas, N. Y., Chen, G. A., & Neville, H. A. (2020). Toward a psychological framework of radical healing in communities of color. Counseling Psychologist, 48, 14-46. doi: 10.1177/0011000019843506
  • Mosley, D., Neville, H. A., Chavez- Dueñas, N. Y., Adames, H. Y., Lewis, J. A., & French, B. H.  (2020). Radical hope in revolting times: Proposing a culturally relevant psychological framework. Social and Personality Compass, 1-12.
  • Hargons, C., Mosley, D., Falconer, J., Faloughi, R., Singh, A., Stevens-Watkins, D., & Cokley, K. (2017). Black lives matter: A call to action for counseling psychology leaders. The Counseling Psychologist45(6), 873-901.



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  • Music: Amir Maghsoodi and Briana Williams 
  • Podcast Artwork: B. Andi Lee & Amir Maghsoodi
  • Episode Intro/Outro: Briana Williams
  • Episode Editing/Production: B. Andi Lee, Briana Williams, & Helen Neville