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Coping/Grief

Strategies for dealing with the pain that comes with living, prescriptions for managing loss, and lessons on how to move on. Coping lessons can be effective or ineffective. Coping also includes resourcefulness, resilience, and making a way out of no way. “Just pray about it.” Also examines the ways in which grandmothers help grandchildren deal with trauma they’ve experienced. It also explores the ways grandmothers and grandchildren have experienced trauma or inflicted it on each other.

TESTIMONY: ASHA ALI
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: ASHA ALI

AYEEYO MACAAN (SWEET GRANDMOTHER)

“I remember the scorching sun hitting my back while tears strolled down my eyes. I was eight months pregnant and was holding my two boys’ hand …
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TESTIMONY: KIARA STAPLES
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: KIARA STAPLES

“Beautiful Black Queen”

My birth made my grandmother, Donna Staples (1956-2005) a young grandmother. When I think about things she said or did that have left …
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TESTIMONY: LORRAINE LANE
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: LORRAINE LANE

“Easter in October”

This seemed to be the week from hell, another flight home after a grueling week in Alabama. There has to be more to my life than planes, …
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