Growing Different: The Bearings of the Past on the Present in a Post-Slavery World

While random African and Caribbean brothers might be receptive towards one another in their continent and countries, it might not be the most common thing to see random brothers in the diaspora connect on that same level. Dr. Joy Degruy chronicles this in her book (Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury andContinue reading “Growing Different: The Bearings of the Past on the Present in a Post-Slavery World”

Who needs to heal from Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome?

It’s very easy to deny the fact that trauma was passed down through the years of slavery. After all, hasn’t it been a really long time? Time heals all wounds, doesn’t it?! Not this one! Time doesn’t heal all things- especially not untreated trauma. Untreated trauma only gets worse. There are no two ways aboutContinue reading “Who needs to heal from Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome?”

Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome: Finding Healing through Understanding

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome affects people of colour in more ways than one. The disturbing images about slavery and the brutalities that engulfed it might cause you to cringe, especially when you know that those things were done to your great grandfathers, and your grandfathers- people whose blood runs through your veins. The horrors mightContinue reading “Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome: Finding Healing through Understanding”