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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

2020-10-06T15:50:30+00:00

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 of culturally responsive IPV services, their support needs, or the barriers that BGBM face when seeking IPV related services. When examined closely, the field of IPV has traditionally focused on cisgender [...]

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 Approach2020-10-06T15:50:30+00:00

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

2020-10-06T15:35:23+00:00

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 not escape the images — his image. The still images, brown skin turned grey — I knew it was the mark of death. Read the original article : https://medium.com/@durryle.brooks/from-self-care-to-self-reverence-practices-on-black-people-our-fight-for-justice-freedom-72c962024a1b. [...]

From Self-Care to Self-Reverence Practices: On Black People, Our Fight for Justice, & Freedom2020-10-06T15:35:23+00:00

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor

2019-01-25T13:26:37+00:00

#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 sexually assaulting women and I also remember hearing Rush Limbaugh say that “if the left ever senses and smells that there’s no consent in part of the equation then here come [...]

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor2019-01-25T13:26:37+00:00

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing

2019-01-30T05:21:27+00:00

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 trigger my own past trauma as well as open new possibilities to heal myself. As a Black queer man, my experiences of trauma echoed many of the folks I spoke with. [...]

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing2019-01-30T05:21:27+00:00

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men?

2019-01-25T13:23:43+00:00

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 trouble traditional gender norms, but I could not have been more wrong. As the questions from the audience started rolling in to ask these young men how they “survived the hood,” [...]

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men?2019-01-25T13:23:43+00:00

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

2019-01-30T04:38:02+00:00

(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 exclusively relegated to romance and familial relations. However, through personal reflection and a review of interdisciplinary literature, I argue that normative discourses on love are not innocuous, but instead hegemonic and [...]

Re)conceptualizing Love: Moving Towards a Critical Theory of Love in Education for Social Justice2019-01-30T04:38:02+00:00

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

2019-01-30T05:43:37+00:00

#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 my humanity that are buried deep within my memories to tease out what it means to live forever between oppression and liberation. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077800416667689 [...]

Critical Memories: A Black-Queer-Christian Dilemma (Re)Experienced in Five Flashbacks.2019-01-30T05:43:37+00:00