GRIEF, LOSS and SEXUAL ASSAULT: The Agony of An Untold Story

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. —Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on the Road, 1969 Sexual assault survivors are among the most disenfranchised populations, coping with narratives of multiple losses, uncertainty, and grief that frequently go unacknowledged. An alleged perpetrator gleefully walks across the stage at a college graduation, […]

“You’re Fired, Bitch! Go out and find something else to do!”

“YOU’RE FIRED, BITCH!” This is not a game show or a reality show-this is life! This is the presidency, Mister President! Those recently spoken words are so appropriate to what I’m feeling about our current President of these United States. How dare he disrespect the flag and the people for whom the flag signifies freedom, liberty […]

How Do You Measure Parent-Child Connectedness?

Parent-Child Connectedness [PCC] has been defined as a positive, high quality emotional bond between a parent and child. It is mutually felt by both parent and child and is long-lasting.  Since it is sustained over time, research has shown that it is a “super-protector”, as it outweighs and mitigates most risk factors for children and adolescents. Linked […]

What is it about swimming and Black people?

There is an historical myth/stereotype about swimming which says that ‘black people don’t swim’. Partially true that myth is, but do we know why? Most of us do not or have never endeavored to give it much consideration. So, it just lingered in the hearts and minds of many. This is my somewhat abbreviated explanation: […]