My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
A call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the mind, but also about the body, and an introduction to an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.
In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Menakem paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy—how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system, and offers a step-by-step healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods, in addition to incisive social commentary.