“Sisters of the Yam”was the first book to give me language to articulate how shaming & ‘truthtelling’ work as intergenerational trauma coping mechanisms & how to push back against them.
There is boundary setting but folks unwilling to grow will simply exhaust u pushing back at them.
As I sat in a Vassar College lecture hall listening to her speak, I knew that leaving and running towards my sunshine was my greatest tool in finding the joy I deserve.
-April Yvette Thompson
“Get a pen. Stop crying so you can write this down and start working on it tonight.” My remedy is long. But the last item on the list says: “When you wake up and find yourself living someplace where there is nobody you love and trust, no community, it is time to leave town – to pack up and go (you can even go tonight). And where you need to go is any place where there are arms that can hold you, that will not let you go.”
“Sisters of the Yam”Bell Hooks
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is a Tony-winning producer/writer/actor & CEO of TheDreamUnLocked: Boutique Coaching for Actors, Writers & Dreamers