Taking Back Control S1 E8 Show Notes
Season 1 Episode 8: The Loyalty Trap: Black Women, Domestic Violence and Firearms | Release Date 11/22/2021
In the 1980s, Dr. Beth Ritchie coined the concept of "The Trap of Loyalty." The term refers to the immense pressure that black women feel to protect black men even at the expense of their own bodies. In this episode, Alicia Nichols, Deputy Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms joins Christina Jones to interview Lashonia Thompson-El and Tiffany Garner about the incredible danger that domestic violence and guns are to black women.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Lashonia Thompson-El is Co-chief at Cure the Streets DC and Executive Director of The W.I.R.E. (Women Involved in Reentry Efforts)
- Tiffany Garner is the Community Violence Initiative State Manager at Giffords Law Center. Learn more about her here.