The Author

Dr. Barbara Ella Milton, Jr.

Dr. Barbara Ella Milton, Jr. is a disabled, retired clinical social worker who, for forty years, worked on behalf of children and communities and for progressive causes. She is living with bladder cancer and other chronic illnesses. She writes about her life, her social work career and her research on African American resilience. Her goal is to use her energy for personal healing, advocacy and to put love and hope into the world. She was born in Camden, New Jersey, as the only child of Barbara Ella Milton Sr., who died from Alzheimer’s in January 2019. Barbara lives in North Jersey with her wife, Kay. They enjoy a life rich with family and friends. Please follow Dr. Barbara Jr.’s life and work at