It is an inferno of internal suffering to be in the throes of emotional turmoil.
No doubt the multi-layered issues of caring for a mentally ill loved one can test the mettle of the strongest among us.
Consider that you and your emotionally vulnerable relative have lived your entire lives subject to the implicit racism of every authority figure encountered.
If your disturbed relative erupts in a violent episode, where do you turn to deescalate your overwhelming situation?
If your first thought is to call the police, I question your understanding of implicit racism.
I wake weekly to the traumatizing news of police excessive force. The solution eludes me.
Produced by the Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop, Baton explores intimate relationships in the storm of police abuse of power.
7 PM Mon. Oct 24th I direct the FREE reading of Baton, by Deneen Reynolds-Knott, in the Skylight Gallery, Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, Fulton St. Between Brooklyn Ave & New York Avenue.