Racist rhetoric has led to violence and trauma for Asian Americans.

Our hearts weep as we read about yet another “seemingly unprovoked” violent and deadly attack against Asian American people. Atlanta shooting: 8 dead, most victims Asian. These murders came amid a horrific surge of Anti-Asian American violence in the United States since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Even women who haven’t personally experienced acute trauma may struggle with feelings of hypervigilance and anxiety.

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Many of us hear the word “trauma” and think of a soldier returning home from war, or a car accident. In reality, trauma is a more common experience than many suspect — indeed, approximately 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event in their lifetime.

How my thesis helped me come to this realization

Note: “Ivory Tower” here is referring to academic and research institutions. My personal experience is with social science research.

First, some context.

In 2016, Black adults and children were still getting murdered by cops with no justice. I was getting ready to graduate from college, and I made a vow…

Stephanie Yee

Young Black lady therapist in Washington, DC. Lover of all things psychology, hip hop, and intersectional justice.

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