From the amazing folks at Crunk Feminist Collective
This post echoed so many of my frustrations regarding community organizing and paying attention to our bodies and spirits. This is definitely a must read!
The Immediate Need For Emotional Justice
Guest Post by Yolo Akili
Oppression is trauma. Every form of inequity has a traumatic impact on the psychology, emotionality and spirituality of the oppressed. The impact of oppressive trauma creates cultural and individual wounding. This wounding produces what many have called a “pain body”, a psychic energy that is not tangible but can be sensed, that becomes an impediment to the individual and collective’s ability to transform and negotiate their conditions.
Emotional justice is about working with this wounding. It is about inviting us into our feelings and our bodies, and finding ways to transform our collective and individual pains into power. Emotional justice requires that we find…
View original post 1,323 more words