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Resmaa Menakem on whiteness

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My Grandmother’s Hands

America has been dealing with race issues for a long time. Perhaps making more headway requires a different approach—one that’s less conceptual, more body-focused.

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Unpacking the Embodied Plantation Backpack

If you have an African American body, welcome. I wrote this blog post—and the body practice at the end—especially for you. (Everyone else, welcome as well—but please skip the body practice.)

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Resmaa Menakem: My Grandmother's Hands

Resmaa Menakem is the author of My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. He is an international speaker, healer, author, and leadership coach.

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How Racism Began as White-On-White Violence

Did over ten centuries of decontextualized medieval European brutality, which was inflicted on white bodies by other white bodies, begin to look like culture? Did this inter-generational trauma and its possible epigenetic effects end with European immigrants’ arrival in the “New World”?

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My Grandmother’s Hands: Presentation by Resmaa Menakem

Author Resmaa Menakem speaks at Moon Palace Books about his book My Grandmother’s Hands. Spoken word artist The Lioness performs.

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Resmaa Menakem on Why Healing Racism Begins with the Body

Trauma therapist and author of My Grandmother's Hands talks honestly and directly about the historical and current traumatic impacts of racism in the U.S., and the necessity for us all to recognize this trauma, metabolize it, work through it, and grow up out of it.

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Resetting with Resmaa

An hour of restoration and resilience with Resmaa Menakem, author of 'My Grandmother's Hands', to mindfully mend our hearts and bodies.

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Unpacking the Embodied Plantation Backpack: The White Body’s Burden

Soon after an American baby is born, they are put into a cute little onesie. But at the same time, they also get fitted with a heavy, invisible backpack.

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Francesca Maximé – Rerooted – Ep. 13 – Resmaa Menakem

In this episode of the Rerooted Podcast, Francesca shares a conversation with author, social worker, and psychotherapist Resmaa Menakem around working with racialized trauma on a collective level.

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My Grandmother’s Hands: Resmaa Menakem and Pamela Ayo Yetunde in Conversation

Community Dharma Leader Pamela Ayo Yetunde speaks with psychotherapist Resmaa Menakem about his New York Times bestselling book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and a Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

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