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On the Language I Left Behind

On the Language I Left Behind

Last year brought many changes in everyday life. With the lockdown due to pandemics and different politically charged events, not only the way we live has changed but also the way we communicate. Language has become a powerful tool freeing people from gender dynamics...
How to Cope with Holiday Stress

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

How to Cope with Holiday Stress Pavan Basra25 DEC, 2020 This holiday season is going to be slightly different than previous years… Many of us are usually panicked around this time of year due to seeing relatives that stress us out or violate our boundaries. For...
Black Women Are Facing an Overwhelming Mental Health Crisis

Black Women Are Facing an Overwhelming Mental Health Crisis

Tamika Lewis 6 NOV, 2020 Originally published in Prevention Magazine by Lynya Floyd. Photo Credit: Victor Torres On a humid July morning that was to hit 95°F, Tiffany Hathorn found herself frozen in her front yard. The 35-year-old copywriter from Searcy, AR, wanted to...
The Myth of the “Strong Black Woman”

The Myth of the “Strong Black Woman”

The Myth of the “Strong Black Woman” Tamika Lewis 30 JUL, 2020 The strong Black woman trope has been ingrained in society for centuries. It’s a damaging stereotype that affects Black women in a multitude of negative ways. Black women tend to feel...
Healing Racial Trauma in WOC

Healing Racial Trauma in WOC

Healing Racial Trauma in WOC Tamika Lewis 08 JUL, 2020 Being a woman of color (WOC) is a privilege but in today’s society there are a number of things that breed racial trauma. It is something that builds inside WOC – everyday we are met with different situations that...
Cultivating Compassion in Children

Cultivating Compassion in Children

Cultivating Compassion in Children Tamika Lewis19 JUN, 2020 Ever have dinner with a therapist? My kids would be the first to tell you that it’s no ordinary affair. We dish up mac and cheese and existential debates at our dinner table. Like if sea animals were human...
A Mother’s Response to George Floyd

A Mother’s Response to George Floyd

A Mother’s Response to George Floyd Tamika Lewis 31 May, 2020 The black American psyche has been rattled once again. I tremble to think there is no end in sight.  D.H. Lawrence once wrote: “All the other stuff, the love, the democracy, the floundering into lust,...

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