Healing From Trauma
These books provide resources on how to understand and heal from racial trauma, and move towards self love.
2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award - Multicultural
2021 Christianity Today Book Award - Christian Living/Discipleship Award
Publishers Weekly starred review
From the beginning of American chattel slavery in 1619, until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psycho- logical and spiritual abuse. Given such history, Dr. Joy DeGruy asks, "Isn't it likely that many slaves were severely traumatized?
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (Paperback)
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER
"My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice."-- Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility
In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD • An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.
Self-love is underrated.
#1 New York Times bestseller
“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies