This book is about the racial complexities in America. Well, that’s not quite true. This book is a fantastic tool in the journey of understanding and healing the racial trauma that lives in our bodies after generations and generations of bias and discrimination. Resmaa approaches this work as a trained trauma therapist and writes each chapter with specific exercises to do for your personal somatic healing journey. If you aren’t one to do the exercises, the book won’t mean much to you. If you are, pick it up and go slowly through it. I was amazed at how applicable the exercises were across my world, and specifically how they surfaced deeply embedded bias.
My Grandmother’s Hands | Resmaa Menakem
About the Author: Judy Hissong, CLM
Judy Hissong is the President of Nesso Strategies. A former law firm Chief Operating Officer, she helps firms become more profitable by advising leaders in strategic and leadership development challenges. Her mission is “world domination for Good.” By creating actionable, lightbulb moments that leaders want to share and spread, she intends to improve the world one person at a time. When she’s not speaking, training and consulting, Judy teaches quarterly online workshops and facilitates Leaders Lab, a monthly video conference that enables small groups of leaders to brainstorm strategies and solutions to work through common issues that keep firms stuck. Learn more at www.nessostrategies.com.