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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its Connection to Racism

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Written by Jamaal Smith, Racial Justice Community Engagement Manager, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” “You’re pretty for a Black girl!” “I can’t breathe!” “Guilty!” “Criminals!” “Rapists!” “Drug dealers!” All of these statements or declarations are common when referencing people of color.  The belief in biological inferiority of Black and Brown people in comparison… Continue Reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its Connection to Racism

Women’s Health

Friday, May 10, 2019

Written by Martha Barry, PhD, Racial Justice Director, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin  I am female. I love many females. We are interesting, complex, thoughtful, courageous individuals who sometimes prioritize others over self.  Growing up, I remember learning at 19 that my mother had high blood pressure. Her doctor put her on medication. It took some time… Continue Reading Women’s Health