We talk with Margo Perin, founder and director of Write & Rise, about how she uses narrative to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, at risk youth, as well as police and their families, heal from trauma. Perin is the author of the memoir The Opposite of Hollywood, and contributing editor of the anthologies Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories From Jail, and How I Learned to Cook and Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships.
And from Making Contact: Not Throw Away Women: Black and Indigenous Women Disrupt Violence. We learn how one community is undoing the silence around the violence women of color face. We also hear about how serial killers were able to hunt down mostly Black women for three decades in South Los Angeles. Then to the Yucatan where pregnant indigenous women struggle under a health care system failing to provide proper medical care.