with Kamyala Howard
A Four-Part Video Series to Support Black and Brown Families
“Life Talks” host, Kamyala Howard, is a Children of Incarcerated Caregivers board member, a licensed mental health practitioner, and founder of We’re Divine consulting. We’re Divine is a black-owned company that facilitates training and consulting on diversity, equity, racialized trauma, privilege, power, and oppression.
Children across the country are asking questions, watching their families and communities grieve, and trying to make sense of the world. Parents of Black and brown children are forced to start preparing their children for how to deal with racial biases as early as preschool. Their children do not have the privilege to be protected from police brutality and other racially discriminatory acts.
“Life Talks” supports parents with processing their own emotional wounds of racialized trauma so they are better prepared to teach their children how to navigate racial experiences in society. Many parents struggle to find the words to talk to their children about race, racism, protesting, and police violence. Because children have more access to social media, YouTube, and other media outlets, most have been exposed and are asking questions. It is important that racial messages come from their caregivers and not the media.
“Life Talks” episodes provide culturally reflective support that families can use to help their children address the trauma of racism. The intent is to establish a healthy sense of self-worth and cultural identity through literature that depicts positive representations of the community.
About Kamyala Howard
Kamyala Howard MSW, LCSW, is the founder of WE’RE DIVINE consulting. Ms. Howard is a licensed mental health practitioner certified in a range of evidence-based practices and training methodologies. She received her graduate degree from the University of Minnesota with special emphasis on cultural studies, family systems, leadership and direct clinical behavioral health.
She has over 15 years of result-driven experience as a leader, developing innovative programs that cultivate communities and create culturally responsive practice. Her experienced-based learning assesses one’s readiness for change, increases personal accountability, dismantles barriers, and builds intercultural relations. She believes in making a difference one day at a time.