Beautiful teachers and seekers from communities all over Chicago continuing to inform and learn by constant discourse; specifically regarding the trauma that comes with state violence, the post-trauma healing, and resistance.
Not only was it an education experience to gain knowledge about the Cambodian genocide, but a real eye opening moment when defining and recognizing my own personal traumas throughout my life. It is a delicate area in the emotional spectrum that seems to always get swept underneath the bottom of the rug, consciously and unconsciously. I feel like it is important to not only self-recognize these conversations but to share with others who might be going through a similar experience. Awareness and togetherness for empowerment so we can stand strong individually and as a community.