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Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight ways to support yourself

Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight ways to support yourself

Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight ways to support yourselfThe cyclical realities of the impact of racism, anti-Black racism and other forms of intersectional violence on our health make breathing seem like a luxury at times. The full blunt impact of racism and...

Racism impacts your health

Racism impacts your health

Racism impacts your healthOutside in public: Smiling, dressed real fine, manners on point. I am well schooled on how to be respectful, how to take up space, how to use silence when necessary. Travelling home on transit listening to music to drown out my day — filled...

Canadian citizenship study guide should tell the truth about racism

Canadian citizenship study guide should tell the truth about racism

Canadian citizenship study guide should tell the truth about racismAt this crucial time of confronting systemic anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, the Canadian government must take responsibility for its enduring role in propagating racism. This includes through...

Coronavirus is not the great equalizer — race matters

Coronavirus is not the great equalizer — race matters

Coronavirus is not the great equalizer — race mattersOne of the first stories to use race-based data to talk about the risk that Black communities face because of COVID-19 came on March 30 from the Charlotte Observer. The article said Black residents in Mecklenburg...

9 ways racism impacts maternal health

9 ways racism impacts maternal health

9 ways racism impacts maternal healthAs we celebrate our moms and mommies this Mother’s Day, let us not forget that for some, motherhood is not an enjoyed privilege. For many Black, Indigenous and racialized women in Turtle Island (North America) and globally —...

What is intersectionality? All of who I am

What is intersectionality? All of who I am

What is intersectionality? All of who I am“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” ― Audre Lorde (Sister Outsider)Last year at the Golden Globes, many Hollywood actors got on stage in an act of unity for #TimesUp...

World AIDS Day: Let’s stop criminalizing HIV status

World AIDS Day: Let’s stop criminalizing HIV status

World AIDS Day: Let’s stop criminalizing HIV statusIn Canada, people living with HIV can be charged with not disclosing their HIV status to their sexual partners. Since 2004, there has been a marked increase in the number of people who have faced charges related to...

As cannabis is legalized, let’s remember amnesty

As cannabis is legalized, let’s remember amnesty

As cannabis is legalized, let’s remember amnestyWeed, spliff, cannabis, joint, blunt, Mary Jane, ganja, reefer, marijuana, pot: no matter what you call it, it is almost legal in Canada. Many will benefit from the new right to grow, sell or smoke legally and freely....

Roberta has worked as a consultant for the past X years. Some of her areas of specialization include women abuse; child, youth, and adult violence; intersectional identities, critical expressive arts, multiple oppressions, transgenerational trauma, and resilience/resistance work.

Roberta is Co-Director of Continuing Healing Consultants and has engaged in anti-oppression consulting in the Toronto and global communities since 1997. She is also co-founder and trainer of Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy™.

Articles – Blog

Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight ways to support yourself

Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight ways to support yourselfThe cyclical realities of the impact of racism, anti-Black racism and other forms of intersectional violence on our health make breathing seem like a luxury at times. The full blunt impact of racism and...

Racism impacts your health

Racism impacts your healthOutside in public: Smiling, dressed real fine, manners on point. I am well schooled on how to be respectful, how to take up space, how to use silence when necessary. Travelling home on transit listening to music to drown out my day — filled...