In times of terror and trauma, not all of us have the capacity to fight. In times of terror and trauma, justice, working within the political system and advocating for fair legislation can begin to feel very intangible.
tangible, however, is the pain and trauma that I witness in myself and those around me. In a report on the Trauma of Racism,
the McSilver Institute at NYU states, "the trauma of racism refers to the cumulative negative impact of racism on the lives of people of color. Encompassing the emotional, psychological, health, economic and social effects of multigenerational and historical trauma, trauma of racism relates to the damaging effects of ongoing societal and intra-social-group racial micro aggressions, internalized racism, overt racist experiences, discrimination and oppression within the lives of people of color."