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Influential Writings and Podcasts


My Grandmother’s Hands, Resmaa Menakem

Pleasure Activism, adrienne maree brown

Emergent Strategy, adrienne maree brown

Come As You Are, Emily Nagoski 

The Body is Not an Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde
Queer and Trans Artists of Color Stories of Some of Our Lives, Nia King
Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Pete Walker
The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk


Disrupting Systemic Whiteness in the Mindfulness Movement

For Trans and Queer People, Massage Therapy Can Be a World of Pain

Science Confirms That the Vagus Nerve Is Key to Well-being

Polyvagal Theory in Practice

Incorporating Racial Equity into Trauma-Informed Care

Roots Deeper Than Whiteness

White people say they want to be an ally to Black people. But are they ready for sacrifice?

Juneteenth - not the Fourth of July - was the real Independence Day

The Case Against "Allies"

10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Everyday Racism

Dear White People: BIPOC Are Not Your Charity

5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence

How to Support Your Partner of Color at Your White Family's Holiday Gathering

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex

9 Phrases Allies Can Say When Called Out Instead of Getting Defensive

How to Tell the Difference Between Real Solidarity and ‘Ally Theater’

Why Interracial Relationships Are Not Racial Progress

But Actually Imagine Transformative Alternatives to Policing 

Loving a Black person isn’t the same as fighting for Black lives

A zine by margeaux.feldman for purchase "White Folx: Some Thoughts and Reflections on Activism & Our Nervous Systems"

Queer Attachment: an anti-oppression toolkit for relational healing with zine for download

Podcasts and Other Things to Listen to/Watch:

Finding Our Way podcast with Prentis Hemphill interviewing SO MANY amazing folks

How American Slavery Helped Create Modern Day Policing | Unpack That

Interview with Kathy Kain. Her origin story, a new book & early trauma. (Podcast that I relate to as a bodyworker/a slow, incremental approach to touch)


Chescaleigh's youtube channel  with vidoes like 5 Tips for Being an Ally

BuzzFeed’s “If Black People Said What White People Said” series 

How Not to Be a White 'Savior'

Probably Poly podcast (not just for polyamorous folks; this ethics-based perspective can be helpful in all areas, check out the episode Why Good People Do Bad Things: Explained (with fish), for example)

Resmaa Menakem's podcasts

Karine Bell's podcast, Bold as Love

Ignacio G Rivera's youtube talkshow, Pure Love Talks

Eduardo Duran, PhD's  podcast on Native, Indigenous cultures and healing trauma.

Shit's Totally FUCKED! What Can We Do?: A Mutual Aid Explainer

Lyla June on Indigenous Food Systems, Sacred Knowledge And Compassion - E99 of THE FUTURE IS BEAUTIFUL WITH AMISHA GHADIALI

Curious Fox: Somatic Approach to Boundary Setting with Seza Aslanbas

Shine Mental Health/Meditation app: 90% created and voiced by Black womxn

The Mindful Rebel: Ep 86: Rethinking Our Relationship with Fear and Kindness

For More Resources for Anti-Racism and Somatic Abolitionism Work:

When purchasing books, please consider supporting a local Black-owned bookstore, or at least buying from the publisher rather than Amazon. 

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