“The reality is racism has affected every one of us [people of color]. Yes, to varying degrees, but it has affected every one of us. We need to look at that and the commonalities if there is any hope in terms of our experiencing personal healing and interpersonal healing, and then impacting society as a whole.” — Sheila Wise Rowe
Listen in as WAP associate Caroline Triscik interviews counselor and author Sheila Wise Rowe about her newly released book Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience. Through her knowledge, wisdom, and experiences, Sheila walks the listener through the pain of being silenced, to lament, toward healing from racial trauma.
When I first heard about Sheila Wise Rowe’s book—at that point, forthcoming—from a friend’s social media post, I knew I wanted to interview her for the podcast. Through my graduate studies in mental health counseling, I had been seeking a book like Sheila's — an essential, yet previously missing resource. In addition to an explanation of ways in which people and societies are harmed by racism, Sheila also offered powerful stories — not just her own experiences of racial injustice, but also stories from a multitude of people describing how racism has impacted their lives, along with the resilience they’ve displayed. At the same time, Sheila shares these stories with hope for the path toward healing. In our interview together, Sheila shares this same hope for healing from racial trauma, through community, counseling, and ultimately through Christ.
— Caroline Triscik
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