Intimate Partner Violence and Black Silence — Pt 2

Intimate Partner Violence and Black Silence — Pt 2
by Dr Heather Sanders In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Dr. Heather Sanders is providing our followers with insight into the distinct dynamics of domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, in Black communities. Last week she shared the different ways domestic violence is perpetrated in our communities. This week, she calls our attention to a recent case in the social media sphere, challenges us as women to remove the super shero cap...

Intimate Partner Violence and Black Silence–Pt 1

Intimate Partner Violence and Black Silence–Pt 1
By Dr. Heather Sanders This topic is so massive, layered, overwhelming––met with racial, historical, intersectional intricacies, it is difficult to know where to rightfully break-in. Nonetheless, this is where I will begin. First, it is important to establish this fundamental reality––there is no fixed set of perpetrators and victims of intimate partner violence within the Black community. They are widely varied and are not specific to gender, sexua...