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Dear White Women
Dear White Women

Dear White Women

Let's Get (Un)comfortable Talking about Racism

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SOCIAL SCIENCE

264 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN 9781951412319

Rights: WOR

The Collective Book Studio (Oct 2021)

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Overview

A practical and inclusive guide on how to be more anti-racist in your everyday life, within the small spheres of influence that you may not know you even possess  

If you move through daily life without a lot of thought as to how privilege or race impacts every decision that you make, then the concept of discussing race might be a new one, or an uncomfortable one. We're living in a society that is fundamentally based on systems of advantages for people based on skin color, but one that many White people do not know much about. Sara and Misasha break down not only the psychology and barriers to meaningful race discussions for White people, but also the history and statistics behind Black and other non-Black POC racism and discrimination in this country, all in short targeted chapters for a focused, quick read. At the end of each section, they provide a few practical, concrete tips for addressing these issues when (not if, when) they come up—at home, at work, in social groups, etc.—and how having these conversations or asking these questions within your own small spheres of influence may not seem like much, but can, in reality, push the needle of change in the direction that we all need to be going.

Reviews

"Dear white women: please do us all a favor and buy this book. Get ready to listen, learn, and ACT. Cause white supremacy is not cleaning up its mess without you." —Kate Schatz, NYT-bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide

"The conversation of race will never be comfortable until we make it comfortable by having the hard conversations. We are recreating the narratives to make a better future not just for ourselves but for our children." —Shanicia Boswell, Author and Founder of Black Moms Blog

"The invisibility of Native Americans from U.S. society must be a part of our racial reckoning, something Sara and Misasha have taken care to address in this thoughtful look at race in America." —Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma), Founder and Executive Director of IllumiNative

"This gentle but firm guide will appeal to readers interested in putting the concept of anti-racism into action." —Publishers Weekly

"Listen makes the issue relatable with a true story; Learn dives into any relevant history and context; and Act gives tangible strategies for navigating everyday situations and conversations." —5280 Magazine  

Author Biography

Sara Blanchard helps build community and connection through conscious conversations, which she does as a facilitator, TEDx speaker, writer, and consultant. After graduating from Harvard and working at Goldman Sachs, Sara pursued the science and techniques of well-being and is a certified life coach, author of Flex Mom, and co-host of Dear White Women, a social justice podcast. Sara is half-White and half-Japanese, married to a White Canadian man, and is raising their two White-presenting girls to be compassionate, thoughtful advocates. They live in Denver, Colorado with their incredibly lovable dog. A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Misasha Suzuki Graham has been a practicing litigator for over 15 years, and is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession as well as in her communities. She is a facilitator, writer, and speaker regarding issues of racial justice and children, and co-host of Dear White Women, a social justice podcast. Misasha, who is half-White and half-Japanese, is married to a Black man, and is the proud mom of two very active multiracial young boys. They live in the Bay Area of California with their largely indifferent cat.