Bring Your Whole Self

Dr. Alma Zaragoza-Petty, one of the co-founders of the Prickly Pear Collective, joined staffers Matt Burke and Ben Tapper on their podcast to discuss creating authentic community where everyone is encouraged to bring their whole self.


5 Resources
Emotional Sobriety
This neuropsychology book explains the way trauma alters the brain and provides alternate coping skills.
Latinx Parenting
This bilingual organization supports parents to raise children with cultural healing, decolonization practices, cultural sustenance, and justice work.
Prickly Pear Collective
This faith-based, trauma-informed collective works at the intersections of community + church + therapy to provide healing experiences.
book Updated
The Body Keeps the Score
This psychology-based book shares the prevalence of trauma, how it impacts the brain and the body, and how we can heal.
What does it mean for a ministry to be trauma-informed?
This short article gives an overview of trauma-informed organizations and offers six key principles for ministries to adopt.

About the Contributor

Alma Zaragoza-Petty

Dr. Alma L. Zaragoza-Petty is committed to social justice pursuits and has a sincere passion for helping students from first generation and working-class communities gain access to higher educational institutions. She is a co-founder of the Prickly Pear Collective and the co-host of both the Prickly Pear Collective Podcast and the Red Couch Podcast.

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