By Nick Haslam
August 12, 2016
These days, trauma seems epidemic.
A group of Columbia Law School students felt the traumatic effects of the Michael Brown grand jury decision so keenly, they argued, that they needed their finals postponed. A handful of Emory University students were traumatized by finding Trump 2016 chalked on campus sidewalks. A young professor chronicled his traumatizing graduate training, which included discrimination and job anxiety. And in an interview, a trauma-sensitive yoga instructor talked through her hair trauma: I grew up with really curly, frizzy hair in Miami, Florida. When youre 13, a bad hair day is overwhelming, she said. Even though I would never compare that to someone who was abused, its an experience that shaped my identity and, at the time, was intolerable.