My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts by Resmaa Menakem
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
"A calm, settled body is the foundation for health, for healing, for helping others, and for changing the world."
been reading this book s-l-o-w-l-y because the author wants the reader
to stop and actually do the practices. There is a lot here about dealing
with racialized trauma, not only for individuals but within
communities. Specific practices are for black people, and others for
white people. There are several chapters about rethinking how police are
trained to deal with trauma as well.
If you know mindfulness
practices, some of the practices here will be familiar if not quite the
same. The strategies for settling the body are definitely some I will be
He ends the book with a challenge for transforming
communities and everyday activism. I read this in Hoopla but need to
buy it as it isn’t possible to absorb it all the first time.
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