Racial trauma expert Resmaa Menakem on 'The Quaking of America'

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Resmaa Menakem, New York Times bestselling author of "My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies."
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Minneapolis therapist and author Resmaa Menakem is a leading voice in today’s conversation on racialized trauma. His work explores how racism and trauma affect our bodies and how a focus on our bodies can be an avenue for healing and growth.

He is the author of the national bestseller “My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies” and the forthcoming “The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our National Upheaval and Racial Reckoning.” 

As the founder of the consulting firm Justice Leadership Solutions, Menakem also coaches leaders through civil unrest, organizational change and community building.

On Tuesday, MPR News host Angela Davis spoke with Menakem about his latest book, “The Quaking of America.”


  • Resmaa Menakem is a therapist, trauma specialist, the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions and a bestselling author. His latest book is “The Quaking of America.” 

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