What is ancestral memory?
Our grief and trauma today is with our ancestors’ grief & trauma of yesterday. Our grief is not limited to the Black death we see in the news cycle, and those who passed before them; it is a collective experience of systemic anti-Black racism which leaves our nervous system in a constant state of fight, flight, freeze, and/or befriend. Our Afro-ancestral memory is not limited to grief & trauma, and has an endless capacity for joy and strength when rest is available to us. Healing from racial trauma starts by giving ourselves permission to re-process our pain in spaces of collective care. Collective care allows us space to co-regulate our nervous system, so we can have access to joy, inspiration, and informed decision making.
I am a social worker, therapist, and trainer with more than 15 years in the non-profit sector. I am passionate about anti-oppressive practices & generational trauma. I have worked in private practice for three years.
My experiences ranges from psychotherapy, workshop facilitation, and anti-Black racism practice.