Episode 88: Healing Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2021

In honor of Black History Month and my Afro-Latina roots I am thrilled and a little nervous to share today’s episode titled; Healing Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome. As I continue to learn about the journey of my ancestors, I have gained tremendous insight into my personal healing journey and how it has shaped my life. I also wanted t to mention that a good part of my research was based on a book by Dr. Joy DeGruy; Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome; America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing.

Today I invite you to join me as I dive into the explanation of what is PTSS, the impacts that PTSS has had in so many lives, and the Importance of healing and ways we can heal.

Some ways that PTSS manifests are;

  • A generalized idea that all whites (previous oppressors) are out there to get you.
  • Low self-esteem
  • Hypervigilance
  • Anger
  • Internalized oppression and belief of inferiority/colorism.

It's important to work towards healing, and there are multiple ways and levels you can explore. I invite you to listen as I share some that I find very important when it comes to your own healing journey.

I hope this information can provide some insight but know that I am open to feedback and would love to hear from your own experiences so we can help each other become more resilient.

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