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Ambient Trauma: Giving Name To The Burgeoning Pains Of Our Times

Healing from ambient trauma will require destroying the ideologies and systems that engender harm and in their place cultivating more just and caring ways of living.  CW: discussion of trauma in the general & abstract form (i.e. no specific details), with occasional reference to specific environmental disasters and general events By Jonathan Fisk Nobody is...


An Incantation For Life and Death Under Indian Fascism

Like everything else, the government has privatised loss. The state bargains with death and leaves citizens to bleed while business deals are made with the fallen bodies.  CW: Coronavirus, death, communal riots By Rohitha Naraharisetty The long and short of it is that, in this country, in the company of death, I am running out...


Submitting To Death: What My Grief Is Teaching Me

Embracing the discomforts of grief helped me to stop wrestling with both death and life. Sometimes grief is simply not allowing what is dead to die. This essay discusses death, grief, and mental health, and mentions suicide By Namupa Shivute 2019 was a year of upheaval. Much of what was foundational in my world crashed...


How The Ocean Teaches Me To Navigate Grief and My Disability

I’m learning the importance of paying attention to the signs of grief, those approaching waves, so I’m more prepared to navigate them. By Carolyn Hinds “Watch wuh yuh doing. De sea ain’t got nuh backdoor” is a phrase every Bajan child would hear as we stood on shore, preparing to race headlong into the waves...


Self-Care Sunday: Processing Grief

This weekend, Oakland lost a tremendous number of incredible young folks in a tragic warehouse fire of epic proportions. This week, we grieve deeply with you, as many of us at Wear Your Voice call Oakland our home, too, and have lived communally in similar structures, as well as sharing community and friends with those...