My Other Musings

Intersectionality: Hood Living & Corporate White America Working

I recently had a conversation about the experience of being a Person of Color (POC) who grew up in and still lives in the hood but who is now an adult working in corporate white America.  The culture shock can be jarring when you realize that gun violence, police brutality, and broken homes caused by trauma aren’t commonplace.  It wakes you up to your reality.  It can cause you to see life in a whole new light. It is often the moment that brings us to the realization that we have become desensitized and numb.  It is sometimes the wake-up call that allows us to see our own persistent trauma and depression. Continue reading “Intersectionality: Hood Living & Corporate White America Working”