Aaliyah Nurideen, LSW is a licensed psychiatric social worker, community mental health therapist, advocate, writer and speaker. Aaliyah has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Spelman College and a Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. Through her professional experience — working directly with children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with mental illness — she finds impactful purpose in providing: interventions, strategies and techniques that support healing individuals to become the best versions of themselves.
Aaliyah is dedicated to amplifying the voices of those who are marginalized and silenced by creating avenues for dialogue. A specific passion of hers collides at the intersection of race and gender. Understanding the unique set of circumstances that come with existing in the duality of being Black and woman, led Aaliyah to co-found Black Girls Blossom with her Spelman Sister. Together, they created a wellness-centered safe space curated for Black girls and women to collectively heal, connect and grow through exploring their shared lived experiences. Aaliyah hopes to continue aligning herself with opportunities which allow her to expand and share her vision alongside Black and allied communities.
Learn more at www.aaliyahnurideen.com
New Jersey State Representative – Black Girls in Social Work