ARTICLES

Home/ARTICLES
ARTICLES2019-01-04T10:20:58+00:00
610, 2020

Gaps in Science and Evidence-Based Interventions to Respond to Intimate Partner Violence Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S.: A Call for an Intersectional Social Justice Approach

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Abstract Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a prevalent but under recognized issue among sexual minorities broadly, but especially among Black Gay and Bisexual Men (BGBM). Over the last several years, acts of IPV among BGBM made national news, drawing attention to the unique ways that IPV plays out within this particular population. Yet, little research has examined the intersections between race and sex-uality among BGBM, the lack [...]

610, 2020

From Self-Care to Self-Reverence Practices: On Black People, Our Fight for Justice, & Freedom

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

What would you do to heal? I couldn’t watch that video. There was nothing about seeing a Black man publicly executed that felt appropriate or necessary. There was nothing that I needed to see to understand that what happened to him, and to Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, was anything more than 400+ years of state sanctioned brutality against people like me. And yet, I could [...]

2611, 2018

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor November 26, 2017 by Durryle Brooks Leave a Comment Given the current political context and the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, I believe we are in a particular moment in history where the world is getting to see how pervasive sexual abuse is within our country. I remember Donald Trump’s 2005 tape in which bragged about [...]

1710, 2018

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing October 17, 2018 by Durryle Brooks Five years researching love and I have found a fascinating dynamic. When I asked Black Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender activists, organizers, and educators about love, I notice narratives of trauma emerge as a prominent theme in their lives. Little did I know that reading their narratives of trauma would begin to [...]

1012, 2017

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men?

By |December 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men? December 10, 2017 by Durryle Brooks Just a little while back I attended an event that was exploring masculinity broadly, but with an emphasis on Black masculinity. There was a panel discussion composed of young African-American teenagers with their moms and it was moderated by a man who mentors young guys. This event I thought was supposed to [...]

805, 2017

Re)conceptualizing Love: Moving Towards a Critical Theory of Love in Education for Social Justice

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

(Re)conceptualizing Love: Moving Towards a Critical Theory of Love in Education for Social Justice. Abstract Through reflection on critical incident involving a social justice educator, this reflexive essay examines the role of love and its implications on social justice education, pedagogy, and praxis. Within the U.S. context, there is a considerable misunderstanding of what love is. Normative discourse on love within in our society is almost [...]

1409, 2016

Critical Memories: A Black-Queer-Christian Dilemma (Re)Experienced in Five Flashbacks.

By |September 14th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

#Critical Memories: A Black-Queer-Christian Dilemma (Re)Experienced in Five Flashbacks. September 14, 2016 This autoethnographic performance life piece captures my early adolescent dilemmas with my Black-queer-Christian identities. Told through five flashbacks, I conjure critical moments turned critical memories to explore and unpack my struggle with the dichotomy of secular versus sacred and the holy versus profane. Ultimately, this life piece seeks to excavate the remnants of [...]

CONTACT ME