In this show, we talk about how racism assaults the body and stores emotions and pains for decades. By walking through some key concepts of Resam Menakem's My Grandmother's Hands, we highlight some ways that meditation, dance, exercise, expressing clean pain, and releasing grief, can help release trauma from the body providing a way to lighten up, ground, and be more fully our true selves. Choosing clean pain daily, requires courage, and the awareness of choosing responsibility over fragility, self-compassion over dishonesty.
Our guest, Roslyn Thomas is a radioshow host, trainer, and food activist with a focus on social justice and healing. As a certified instructor for Femme! She leads groups through healing journey by releasing tensions and emotions from our bodies. As a radioshow and food activist, she builds partnerships and insights around issues of food justice, social justice, and personal healing. Roslyn has a background in finance and a plethora of experiences in both New York City and Philadelphia. As an apprentice trainer for Home for Good Coalition, Roz contributes to building community and transforming systemic racism nation-wide.
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Roz's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
400 years: Unlearning racism through the body, storytelling and deep listening
My Grandmother's Hands
Originally aired on January 7, 2021.