Trauma is often an undetectable and imperceptible agony experienced and re-experienced by individuals. Capable of transcending both; time and space, trauma(s) can trigger physical/psychological discomforts. Recognizing, individual (, or collective) trauma through the lens of persons of color is mostly disregarded. Therefore, a vital contribution found within this text is a shared intrapersonal account of race based trauma. Auto ethnography, as a method of exploring (RBT) is used as a tool of dialogue between author and reader - by which familiarity is established. This limited account of anecdotal recollections is meant to incite further dialogue centering the recognition of racialized traumatic experiences in persons of color.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Arts and Humanities
Crosby, Balencia, "Alton Sterling, My Dad, and Me: an Autoethnographic Exploration of Race Based Trauma" (2018). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 812.
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