An officer and an ex-offender face past trauma in Playback

By , Guest Columnist Published: April 16, 2019 3:27 PM CT
Guest Columnist

Virginia Murphy

Virginia Murphy is founder and executive director of Playback Memphis. She has a bachelor's degree in special education from Boston College and a master's in counseling psychology with a concentration in drama therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

In police and prison culture, vulnerability has a bad rap. Not only are you not allowed to express your feelings (except anger), you are not allowed to even have feelings. But isn’t the capacity for tenderness what makes us human? 

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