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Identity & intergenerational trauma

Below are the best resources we could find on Identity and intergenerational trauma.

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Self-Portrait in Black and White: Family, Fatherhood, and Rethinking Race

The son of a “black” father and a “white” mother, Thomas Chatterton Williams found himself questioning long-held convictions about race upon the birth of his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter―and came to realize that these categories cannot adequately capture either of them, or anyone else.

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How Generational and Early Life Trauma Shape Our Lives

Along with distorting our fundamental view about the world, and the emergence of traumatic symptoms, unresolved trauma limits our capacity to be fully present; our potential and capacity for real love and intimacy are blocked, as is the ability to feel the intrinsic aliveness, vibrancy, and joy of...

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Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain’t I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood.

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Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

“Racism is a heart disease,” writes Ruth King, “and it’s curable.

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Cultural Trauma: Slavery and the Formation of African American Identity (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

This book explores the formation of the African-American identity through the theory of cultural trauma. The trauma in question is slavery, not as an institution or as personal experience, but as collective memory—a pervasive remembrance that grounded a people’s sense of itself.

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Native Americans Know How Place Affects Health | Place Matters Oregon | OHA

For thousands of years, the Klamath Tribes have had a deep physical and spiritual connection to southern Oregon. But in 1954, the U.S. government took over their tribal lands there.

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She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it.

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Self-Care and Self-Soothing: Love, Awareness and Acceptance Featuring Esther Boykin, Relationship Therapist

In our quest for love, what are the best ways to put love for self first? What are the patterns that keep us from surrendering? And are emotional intimacy and vulnerability interchangeable?

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Sexual Trauma: Shame, Healing and Resilience Featuring Deun Ivory, Creative Director, Founder, The Body: A Home for Love

In this first episode, I spoke to Deun specifically around the work of her nonprofit called The Body: A Home for Love, a wellness and healing space for black women who are survivors of sexual assault.

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Motherhood: The Fourth Trimester, Transformation, Womanhood Featuring Qimmah Saafir, Founder, Hannah Magazine

Today we’re joined by Bronx-native Qimmah Saafir. Qimmah is the creator of self-published HANNAH, an independent journal that celebrates and provides safe spaces for Black women.

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