A powerful guide to the psychology of race and how to overcome racial trauma using self-care.
Surviving isn't enough- this is how you can thrive.
Over the past 15 years, anti-racist psychologist Guilaine Kinouani has contributed writing and run workshops on how racism affects both physical and mental health. Based on her findings, she has devised tried and tested psychological strategies. Her mission is to help thousands to find peace with this book. Living While Black gives voice to the diverse experiences of Black people around the world and uses case studies and exclusive research to offer expert guidance on how to- set boundaries and process microaggressions; protect children from racism; navigate the dating world; identify and celebrate the wins.
Kinouani empowers Black readers to adopt self-care routines that improve day-to-day wellness to help them thrive not just survive and find hope - or even joy - in the face of adversity. This is also a vital resource for allies who wish to understand the impact of racism and how they can help.
Guilaine Kinouani is a UK-based French radical/critical psychologist of Congolese descent. She's a feminist, therapist, equality consultant and award-nominated writer of the blog, RaceReflections.co.uk. She works as a Senior Psychologist and is an Adjunct Professor of Black and Africana Studies at Syracuse University, London. Kinouani leads Race Reflections and its Academy which provide workshops on anti-racism, racial trauma and self-care. She has spoken about racial trauma at TEDxUCL, the University of Cambridge, and University of London among others. She tweets as @KGuilaine
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