TILA Blogs celebrates the complex lived experiences of community members by sharing their inspiring stories. TILA Blogs are written through an antiracist, trauma informed and healing centered lens.

Each blog brings a unique story, but one with the global theme of community healing and liberation through storytelling. STORYTELLING IS POLITICAL. STORYTELLING IS COLLECTIVE HEALING. STORYTELLING IS LIBERATING.

Written by Addison Duane, Ph.D. Like me, you are probably reading this blog because you understand and are interested in

Written by Joann Thach We all come from different experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and values. Ingrained in this journey we call


Written by Salina Gray, PhD I recently attended the “Resilience Toolkit” with Nkem Ndefo, founder of Lumos Transforms, a social

Written by Chisato Hotta, DSW, LPCC, LMFT Growing up as a short, Asian female, it was normal for me to

Written by Dr. Robert Daylin Brown For me, the month of August means excitement and hope as I look to

Written by Addison Duane May is Mental Health Awareness month. I’ve been learning a lot about grief lately. Not because