Between me and the world: Black survival and solidarity, here and then

Wilson Kwamogi Okello, Stephen John Quaye, Erin M. Satterwhite

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Letters enable writers to convey potentially difficult information in creative ways that are different from academic writing conventions. The subject of this article is healing from racial battle fatigue–the psychological, physiological, and emotional stress responses to racism. We use letters addressed to Black educators to illustrate how we wrestle with the question: What does it mean to live in our Black bodies in this historical moment? We also offer some possible larger meaning-making from our letters for Black readers endeavoring to heal from racial battle fatigue and pursue the neverending quest of working to live freely in their Black bodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-539
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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