My Grandmother’s Hands, Resmaa Menakem
Pleasure Activism, adrienne maree brown
Emergent Strategy, adrienne maree brown
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
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)
TIMES ARE URGENT, SO LET US SLOW DOWN - Bayo Akomolafe
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
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.