My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

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Publisher Description

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.
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 argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police.
My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.
Paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy—how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system.
Offers a step-by-step healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods, in addition to incisive social commentary.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
CH
Cary Hite
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10:18
hr min
RELEASED
2020
November 13
PUBLISHER
Central Recovery Press
SIZE
468
MB

Customer Reviews

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This was not thoughtfully converted to audio

A lot of audiobooks don’t have accurately labeled “chapters” and instead have tracks that are not thoughtfully arranged. This makes it very difficult to follow along for book groups, to cite/source and to reference page numbers. Usually audiobooks are my preference but I am really disappointed with the lack of care in this execution. Now I need to spend over double my money to be able to read this.

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