“To me, the trauma is very important—we wouldn’t be having these conversations without acknowledging that trauma. But everywhere, too, we’re constantly reading about the burnout of interrogating that trauma, of trying to initiate change, of self-care, of taking social media breaks, etc. which has me wondering: do we run the risk of becoming immune or numb to other people’s trauma by constant exposure to it? Does trauma ever become generic? And how do we prevent that from happening?”

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