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The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation's Upheaval and Racial Reckoning (Paperback)
"All of us need to read this book--and then act on it."--Angela Rye, NPR political analyst and former CNN commentator
". . . a volume our country, our bodies, and our humanity desperately need."--Michael Eric Dyson, author of Entertaining Race and Long Time Coming
The New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother's Hands surveys America's deteriorating democracy and offers embodied practices to help us protect ourselves and our country.
Through the coordinated repetition of lies, anti-democratic elements in American society are working to incite mass radicalization, widespread chaos, and a collective trauma response in tens of millions of American bodies.
Currently, most of us are utterly unprepared for this potential mayhem. This book can help prepare us--and possibly prevent further destruction.
In The Quaking of America, therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem takes readers through somatic processes addressing the growing threat of white-supremacist political violence.
This preparation focuses not on strategy or politics, but on practices that can help us
The Quaking of America is a unique and perfectly timed guide to help us navigate our widespread upheaval and build an antiracist culture.
About the Author
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, is a leading voice in today's conversation on racialized trauma and the creator of Cultural Somatics, which utilizes the body and its natural resilience as mechanisms for growth. As a therapist and the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions, a leadership consulting firm, Resmaa dedicates his expertise to coaching leaders through civil unrest, organizational change, and community building. He is the author of the national bestseller My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.