Nov 25, 2020
Continuing our series on black women, racism, and trauma, I want to talk about tears.
For some reason, years and years ago, I became interested in tears -- not just what they were chemically made of, but also the conceptions and misconceptions and what causes them, what silences them, what dries them up, what allows...
Nov 19, 2020
We are living in this time where we are at a crossroads. We can decide to be lukewarm or take a stand, but in-between is no longer an option.
So as I think about racism and black women, I can't help but think about how we view our bodies, both historically and currently, as it relates to what information has tried to be...
Nov 11, 2020
There are traumas that everyone recognizes. If you're in a house fire, you are aware of all that it took to escape that house fire. If there were major damages, or losses of people or animals, you know that that was a traumatic event.
Another traumatic event is feeling different, feeling like your difference isn't seen,...
Aug 12, 2020
Today I'm talking with producer and director Laurice Bell. We go way back to our roots in Evanston, IL. We begin this conversation with the word "Sawubana", a Zulu greeting for "we see you" to talk about being in community at these times.
Laurice's podcast is Evanston Rules. Find it at
Aug 8, 2020
I catch up with my dear friend, Dr. Julie Ann Gray, about what it's like to be a clinician during these times of shelter-in-place and the amplification of racism in our country.
Julie's book Diva Five Alive: Letters to My Sisters is available now.
Watch for our online course Teaching White People Empathy