Original article published on Black Femme Epistemology By the time that I was 7 years old, I had watched my mother get shot, her boyfriend be killed, spent time in a Federal Witness Protection Program and time in a women’s prison for women with children because my mother perjured herself on the witness stand. IRead more about Our Youth & PTSD: More Common Than You Think[…]
“For 20+ years, she has been working with small businesses, personalities, non-profits and entrepreneurs with the philosophy that increasing positive exposure requires a large amount of activity, not a large budget.” ~Tonya McKenzie
It is not the kind of racism that will lock a door when they see you trying to come in. It is the kind of racism that questions your motives for walking in the door. ~Tonya McKenzie
“Leaderhip is not being ego driven.” ~T. McKenzie
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Never having the opportunity to have important conversations or heal old wounds makes grieving harder. Take advantage of the time that you have to ask the hard questions and have the important conversations. ~Tonya McKenzie
Kids that experience things like domestic violence, gun violence, and child abuse become teenagers and young adults with PTSD symptoms. Only about one-quarter of African Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40% of whites. ~Tonya McKenzie
Don’t be reactive, be reflective. — Don’t always have a knee-jerk reaction to circumstances or breaking news. Stop, breath, and think about the situation, all options and possibilities. This keeps you from having to walk back any initial statements or actions while also preserving your adrenal glands. Take the time to let a situation play out for a bit while you take it in, process it and make a measured response. Don’t rush to make a mistake. Take your time and get it right. ~Tonya McKenzie