July 17, 2016

Learning About the Need for Trauma Sensitivity Is a Little Like Learning About White Privilege

Inheriting and benefiting from and professionalizing yourself within a patriarchal somatics while believing that because it works for you means that it's just fine for the bodies of others is a lot like being born white. It's just a dumb-luck circumstance that happens to work for you (or so it seems) by hurting others in ways you can't readily see. It only becomes a moral failing – something you could justifiably feel guilty about – if you learn about it and fail to course-correct. It's not your fault, but it is your responsibility.