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What do you do when childhood trauma makes you close off from the care you need to heal it?
Childhood trauma and pornographic visions of the Black phallus made me ashamed of masturbation
Mental Health Awareness Month shouldn’t be the only time I can talk openly about my mental health
When therapists gaslight Black people into tranquility instead of validating our legitimate anxieties
Intergenerational trauma is gendered, and other life lessons from my Black mother & sister
How learning to work with my Ancestors created a relationship of reciprocity and parental support
Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ contends with unresolved trauma, and a host of other unsettling things
Comic: No, you did not turn out “just fine”
What Future’s fear of admitting his sobriety says about our unhealthy expectation for Black pain
Interview: Kiese Laymon’s ‘Heavy’ reminds us that Blackness can be abundant in a world trying to make us disappear
British trans performance artist takes trauma from burger assault and turns it into a call to action with ‘Burgerz’
To deal with intergenerational Black trauma, we must care for our elders
Hulu documentary ‘Minding the Gap’ powerfully explores the effect of toxic masculinity on boys
New study shows childhood trauma’s wide intergenerational impact
Revisiting ‘Rated R’ and Rihanna’s narrative of a Black woman’s experience with trauma
How do you mourn an abuser?: Rapper XXXtentacion killed outside motorcycle dealership in Florida
Learning when to cut off toxic marginalized people is imperative to Black mental health
I’m not bipolar, I’m just traumatized: What I learned about Black womanhood from my misdiagnosis
In an anti-Black capitalist society, the guilt of Black “success” is almost unavoidable
For Black people who avoid mental health treatment for reasons other than our “culture” or fear of malpractice
University of Chicago adult trauma center to open on city’s South Side in May 2018
Study: stop-and-frisk linked to trauma in black men
Miracle: 2-year-old shot in head during drive-by expected to make a full recovery
Family left with more questions than answers to details surrounding Alfred Wright’s mysterious death
Recognizing Link Between Emotional Trauma and Youth Violence
Sometimes, I give gentrifiers the wrong directions when they get lost
“E pluribus unum”: Federalism is a reactionary structure built on anti-Blackness
Richard Akuson: the ‘A Nasty Boy’ editor talks the future of his queer fashion magazine and life as an asylum seeker in the U.S.
Don’t get too excited about tech advances. Many are designed to leave Black people behind
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