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The Disrupters: Change What Is Podcast, episode 7 (52 min)

Sheila Wise Rowe Dignifies the Burdens of the Past

Reconciling the past with present racial trauma

The Disrupters: Change What Is Podcast, episode 7 (52 min)

Sheila Wise Rowe Dignifies the Burdens of the Past

Reconciling the past with present racial trauma

For 25 years, Sheila Wise Rowe has counseled trauma and abuse survivors. Many of Rowe’s counselees struggle under the weight of history. For those who suffer from racial trauma, history is not an abstract concept; it’s re-lived with every racial slight or microaggression.

We often choose to remember the good things in our past. We celebrate moments that make us happy, give us purpose, or lift our country up. It can be too easy for those in power to forget the darker moments, like when human beings were exploited for the sake of our country’s best interest. But not everyone has the ability to forget. For Sheila Wise Rowe and those she counsels that memory is in their bones.

Visit Sheila’s website, and follow her on Twitter: @SheilaWiseRowe.

The Disrupters: Change What Is is produced by CT Creative Studio in partnership with InterVarsity Press.

The Disrupters is hosted by Esau McCaulley. Visit his website, and follow him on Twitter: @esaumccaulley.