Trouble in The Water


What if you could stop the cycle bigotry and racial negativity?  To make a true impact when it comes to racial discrimination.  Not just in your own life, but stopping the cycle in the youth of our nation?  To raise awareness and help youth transcend racial negativity.  Guess what, you can and it’s easier than you ever could believe thanks to an amazing film “Trouble in the Water.” 


Recently I was blessed with the opportunity to speak with Roger Edwards, the producer behind “Trouble in the Water.”  Based on an award-winning screenplay, “TROUBLE in the WATER” is a short, family-oriented film that brings an important and positive message. By exploring how negative racial messages are gradually internalized and passed from generation to generation, the film illuminates the profound impact of these messages on a child’s self-image.

This thought-provoking, inspirational DVD serves as a youth outreach media tool that can change the dynamic of the next generation.  With its easy to digest DVD format, it allows educators in any field to make an impact on their students’ lives. 

So how can you help? 

As you may know, teachers are constantly facing budget cuts which makes access to important tools near impossible.  Roger and the folks at Cool Breeze Communications want to provide a copy of this amazing film to as many educators and professionals as they can. Their initial goal is 1000 copies, but long term wants to place copies in the hands of many more educators.

So how can we help? How do we make this difference, to stop the cycle bigotry and racial negativity?  By getting copies of this amazing film into the hands of teachers, early childhood development professionals, and counselors at no cost to them.

Right now, you can go donate on GoFundMe to help achieve this goal.  Every dollar counts and is a huge help!  Even if you cannot help financially, share this awesome cause on your social channels.  Together, we can truly change the dynamic of the next generation!


Alicia Trautwein is an autism parenting coach living in Missouri. She is the creator behind The Mom Kind, a website dedicated to parenting neurodiverse families.  She is featured in the "Amazing Moms" coffee table book by Hogan Hilling & Dr. Elise Ho.  She shares her expertise along with her experience in parenting children, both with and without autism.

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