Published on Jan 24, 2022 12:00 AM

Dealing with Trauma

SonRise Project creator Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces Dr. Gail Wyatt. Dr. Wyatt is a clinical psychologist, sex therapist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Bio Behavioral Sciences at UCLA. She is also the author of Stolen Women: Reclaiming Our Bodies and Taking Back Our Lives. For more than four decades, Dr. Wyatt’s research has sought to understand the history and impact of trauma in the black community and how to heal. She says parents today were raised by grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-great grandparents, all of whom had a history of trauma. She believes those experiences, along with current day racism, continue to affect parents and children creating even more trauma. Dr. Wyatt says it’s critical that people educate themselves and talk about these difficult topics with each other and their families.

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