Dionne Gray

Jun 13, 2020

6 min read

Racism is Trauma Too

Photo by Alex Sorto on Unsplash

Let me tell you a story.

Imagine you’ve been raped. Violently and repeatedly. The next day, you still have to go to work — per company policy, there is no time off allowed to heal or process rape-related trauma. Your manager, your team, they all know you’ve been raped, but they ask you to do your job anyway.

Now, imagine that your job is to help educate others about the negative impacts of rape. I…