Posts Tagged ‘ Trauma ’

Power Play with Anna Mae: Drunk in Love, Beyoncé and the Exploration of BDSM in the Deconstruction of Sexually Violent Mantras

April 2, 2014
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By Mark-Anthony Johnson Fourteen weeks after its release, Drunk In Love has only now fallen to number 10 on Billboard’s “The Hot 100.” At week nine, it was still number one in four Billboard Categories, including top R&B/Hip-Hop song, most airplay for an R&B song, and most streamed for an R&B/Hip-hop song. I think...
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

March 5, 2014
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Women, Men, Horses, and the Wild, Wild West: An Interview with Deanne Stillman

I met Deanne Stillman in September 2013, and it seemed we had a great deal to discuss. We talked on a breezy, warm day at a Starbucks near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, covering topics ranging from writing, to violence against women, to militarization—all issues of great interest to both of us....
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A Dialogue of Love: A Conversation on Freedom and Affect

September 7, 2013
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A Dialogue of Love: A Conversation on Freedom and Affect

By Marcie Bianco and J.T. Roane TFW Collective Member, Darnell L. Moore, delivered a talk titled, “What Freedom Feels Like: On love, empathy and pleasure in the age of neoliberalism,” as part of the The Kennedy School’s Audre Lorde Human Rights Lecture Series sponsored by the Carr Center’s Sexuality, Gender and Human Rights Program. The talk, delivered in...
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False “Purity” Notions Can Affect Victims’ Responses to Trauma

June 7, 2013
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By Matt Atkinson At a recent healing retreat for survivors of sexual assault, one woman confided that she craved every bit of the healing, friendship, hope, and spiritual connection that she sensed among the two dozen other survivors who attended. But she didn’t think she’d “earned” it like they had. “I’m not good enough...
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Posted in Activism, Feminism, Sexism, Sexuality, Uncategorized, Violence | 28 Comments »

Towards Community Wellness: Healing from Trauma through Yoga

May 22, 2013
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Towards Community Wellness: Healing from Trauma through Yoga

By Jardana Peacock Some stories you don’t want to tell. Some places you just don’t want to return to. But some stories destroy you unless they are shared. The story I have to tell is one of trauma, yoga, community organizing, de-colonizing wellness, and healing. This story begins in 2001, several months after I...
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Radical Birthwork as an Act of Resistance

April 11, 2013
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Radical Birthwork as an Act of Resistance

By Ynanna Djehuty I like to open with definitions. The usage of words and knowing the weight they hold is important to all discourse, regardless of whether we are conscious of their weight or not. For this piece, I want to define the key words in its title so I may offer the reader...
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Posted in Black Women, Family, Health, Reproduction, U.S., Women of Color | 4 Comments »

Talking About Grief and Violence

December 21, 2012
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From the editors: Here at TFW, we have many, many email and phone conversations that never make their way onto our site. We bounce ideas off of each other, share thoughts and life updates, and also process how we’re feeling about goings-on in the world. And as with many families/communities, our exchanges are messy,...
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Occupying Myself: Resisting the Colonial Voices Within and Accepting My Heaviness

October 31, 2012
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By Erin “Mari” Morales-Williams Right now I am depressed.  My aunt’s husband sexually violated me when I was a teenager, and since she is still with him and he still comes to family events, I am forced to mentally split if I am to still enjoy my family. He was in my house for...
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With Audre as My Guide: Teaching and Surviving in Post Katrina New Orleans

October 30, 2012
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By Sandra E. Weissinger I started my career as a sociologist in New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina. The school I worked at still held classes in trailers. The trailers were old. The interiors would get wet when it rained. Doors would not close. Several were said to have a mold problem. The...
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I’m Exhausted but I Do Want to Be Well: Raising Womanish Girls, the Performance of Mothering and Wading in Murky Waters

October 30, 2012
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By Melva L. Sampson I am exhausted! It is exhaustion that overwhelms and overruns me because of its deep-seated roots. Roots that make one question her presence in the Academy while simultaneously questioning her ability to be a mother. How is it that I can maintain my authentic voice within a space where my...
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