Read my interview with amazing Fee Thomas who is a poet and an activist for Black rights and social justice.
“The initial traumas were the genocide of the Native Americans and the enslavement of African people. America, she was beyond traumatized by all of that. Secrets hidden. Wounds never healed. Time passed, but trauma is different. It runs by no man’s clock. And we have seen this before: a trigger of the initial trauma. Fight or flight- Riots, chaos, pandemonium, fighting. Yeah, yeah, what we’re experiencing now…we saw a trigger and all of America is having a body memory, alright.” – Fee Thomas, Weeping America.
A great poet and activist, Fee Thomas uses her poetry to raise the discussion on the current social injustices facing African Americans and other minorities here in the United States. She talks to us today about why she chose this path of activism and why she just cannot keep quiet in a society that systematically marginalizes and discriminates against its own citizens.