Saba Bazzi, Wayne State University
The play-turned-film offers an authentic example of what happens when pain is passed down through generations.
Nora Weiss, George Washington University
Traumatic experiences disrupt the mind-body connection, and the emerging practice seeks to re-establish this very connection to promote healing.
L.R. Staples, Sarah Lawrence College
In comparison to the first season, the show’s second season really lets viewers see a more vulnerable side of Mae.
Nnekakwo Adibe, Lesley University
This form of PTSD leads to a multitude of mental and physical symptoms that stem from repetitive trauma.
Summer Brotman, University of California, Los Angeles
Unlike the previous 2001 anime adaptation, the more recent series maintains the spirit seen in the original Japanese comic.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
The touching but heartwrenching World War II novel explores a Jewish girl’s hope-filled journey to find community in a war-ravaged Germany.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
The reaction to the rapper’s recent shooting is just the latest example of how the media and the public are prone to apathy (or mockery) rather than empathy when it comes to Black women’s pain.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
The groundbreaking Korean drama reimagines media representation of mental health to build a show about struggle and growth.
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
Michaela Coel’s comedy-drama series balances the gray areas of sexual violence through an evocative and semi-fictional depiction of adulthood.
Nanda Illahi, Okayama University
Set against the backdrop of Malaysia’s infamous 1969 race riots, this young adult novel and webtoon deals with the horrors of prejudice and trauma.
Nina Dutta, Occidental College
Taking its cue from the #MeToo movement, the Netflix series follows one of its characters as she processes the trauma resulting from a sexual assault on public transportation.
Marissa Cortes, Stony Brook University
“The Punisher” attempts to engage with the gun control debate but refrains from delving too deeply.
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