"White supremacy lives and breathes in our bodies."
Resmaa Menakem's book, My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, is confirmation for dr dugas of a theory that had been developing within her for months prior to reading the book - #gamechanger!
It dawned on her one day going about her routines that if Black people have inherited trauma from the violence of white supremacy and racism, so have white people - huh???
If we're raised in the United States of America, "white supremacy lives and breathes in our bodies," ALL of our bodies.
So, while all of the strategies + methods we've employed to rid this nation of white supremacy/racism have had some benefits, they will never achieve this goal - because they are centered around our cognitive brain, and the issue is elsewhere - embedded in our lizard brain, in our nervous + limbic systems.
The issue is unhealed, inherited traumatic wounds.
The solution is rather simple, even if sometimes difficult to implement -- healing.
So, in 2022, cda premieres its series of on-demand, online courses -- beginning with a 4-week mini-course with dr dugas: 1st Step to Free Yourself.
For cda, healing = freedom.
The freedom Black people have been pursuing continues to elude us because we have yet to heal - individually or collectively.
Turn your attention with us to our wounds so we can be free!