Holding my breath

The experience of being sikh after 9/11

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Abstract

This article is based on the author's experiences after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and the impact of the attacks on her life as a New Yorker, an academic, and a member of a Sikh family and community.To position the author's narrative, her reflection integrates race-based traumatic stress (Carter, 2007), a model suggesting that individuals who are targets of racism experience harm or injury.The author outlines lessons learned that affect her both personally and professionally, including (a) Paralysis can happen but advocacy and allies are healing, (b) Trauma changes the work, and (c) The power of macro and microaggressions on identity and community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalTraumatology
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

Keywords

  • gender
  • racism
  • reflection
  • Sikh
  • trauma

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In: Traumatology, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.09.2011, p. 41-46.

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