Resmaa Menakem, LICSW, SEP is a therapist and trauma specialist who brings the wisdom that our experiences of racial identity and racial trauma are all held in our bodies, and that we cannot just teach our brains to think better about equity, cultural responsiveness and racial justice. Menakem encourages us to turn to the mind-body connection of our nervous systems to consider a pathway forward that is more embodied, more wholistic as we seek collective healing and transformation.
This podcast episode from Krista Tippet’s “On Being” has both an edited (50 minute) and unedited version, with a guided practice to begin to notice our bodies.
“Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence”
Another resource to consider to deepen into this work is Resmaa Menakem’s book “My Grandmother’s: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies.”