My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
Introduces a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy--how it is literally in our blood and our nervous systems. Offers a step-by-step solution--a self-help manual--in addition to incisive social commentary. Standing on the shoulders of giants, the book picks up where Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me and Bessel van der Kolk's The Body Keeps the Score left off. Resmaa is the first mental health professional to bring recent discoveries in neurobiology and somatic healing methods to bear on the subject. Resmaa is the first to also address the vicarious trauma experienced by white and blue Americans (police officers). Examines how trauma passes down through generations of African Americans. The author is a frequent lecturer and offers workshops for police on healing from trauma and related topics at conferences of mental health clinicians and other professionals. Upcoming venues include the conferences of the National Council on Family Relations and the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.