My heart hurt for Breonna, not because of the murder, but for the same reasons that my heart hurt for my mother. ~Tonya McKenzie
It’s physically challenging and emotionally draining to keep swimming through the waves with this weight pulling you down, limiting your strides. ~Tonya McKenzie
Original article published on Black Femme Epistemology By the time that I was 7 years old, I had watched my mother get shot, her boyfriend be killed, spent time in a Federal Witness Protection Program and time in a women’s prison for women with children because my mother perjured herself on the witness stand. IRead more about Our Youth & PTSD: More Common Than You Think[…]
presented by The Sasha Marina Show Check out the conversation with Sasha and Tonya McKenzie, PR Consultant and CEO of Sand & Shores. They get down to the business of PR and being an author. Authenticity is the root of all greatness. Check out the interview.
In season 2, episode 2 of the Badass Boss Babe podcast we’ll dive deeper into mind and soul development as we take on overcoming trauma and forms of PTSD with speaker and author, Tonya McKenzie. Check out the episode.
Kids are pretty basic. When you’re nice to them and you give them attention and buy them things, they love you. They want you around. They want to be around you. Predators know that. So, they do all of the things that a child wants to get their loyalty. They then proceed to satisfy their own physical or emotional needs.
Tonya McKenzie, Audacious Author & Advocate because she might say anything to make her point.
I will be hosting a live Q & A on amafeed.com. If you or anybody that you know is struggling to function and strive while dealing with past trauma, let’s talk about it. If you have read the book, A Child’s Memories of Cartoons & Murder and you have some unanswered questions, AS ME ANYTHING onRead more about Ask Me Anything[…]
I pitched my son Raymond for this article because I thought that it was important to connect the past with current times in hopes of creating awareness where it may be lacking and preventing mistakes of the past from reoccurring. I want to thank Jahan Jones and HuffPost for such a well-crafted view of today’s reality for our young Black boys!Read more about Emmett Till Was Killed 63 Years Ago. These Black Boys Feel His Legacy Every Day.[…]
The last time I saw you was the best time engraved in my memory. The last time we shared a hug, the last time I heard our laughs in harmony, the last time that I saw your smile was the best time. Now that I look back at that last time, I can almost seeRead more about The Last Time[…]