August 10, 2023/inInsights, Past Events, Social & Racial Equity
Leading racial trauma expert and New York Times Bestselling Author, Resmaa Menakem, had a conversation with award-winning producer, TED speaker, and author of The Good Ally, Nova Reid. They brought their expertise from the US and the UK to discuss their work. They delved into the topics of relationships, personal growth, the complexity of being human, and Black liberation. They further emphasised why embodiment is essential to the healing of racial trauma.
Nova and Resmaa will be offering a book signing at the event. Books will also be available to purchase on the day from This is Book Love.
Resmaa Menakem coaches leaders and people to rise through suffering’s edge. His work focuses on making the invisible, embodied and visible. Resmaa Menakem is a healer, a long-time therapist, and a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the healing of racialized trauma. He is also the founder of the Cultural Somatics Institute, a cultural trauma navigator, and a communal provocateur and coach. Resmaa is best known as the author of the New York Times bestseller My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, and as the originator and key advocate of Somatic Abolitionism, an embodied antiracist practice of living and culture building. For ten years, Resmaa co-hosted a radio show with former U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison on KMOJ-FM in Minneapolis. He also hosted his own show, “Resmaa in the Morning,” on KMOJ. Resmaa has appeared on both The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on family dynamics, couples in conflict, and domestic violence. He has also been a guest on Charlamagne Tha God’s Comedy Central TV program, Tha God’s Honest Truth, and on iHeart radio’s The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy.
Resmaa has served as the director of counseling services for Tubman Family Alliance, a domestic violence treatment center in Minneapolis; the behavioral health director for African American Family Services in Minneapolis; a domestic violence counselor for Wilder Foundation; a divorce and family mediator; a social worker for Minneapolis Public Schools; a youth counselor; a community organizer; and a marketing strategist. From 2011 to 2013, Resmaa was a community care counselor for civilian contractors in Afghanistan, managing the wellness and counseling services on 53 U.S. military bases. As a certified Military Family Life Consultant, he also worked with members of the military and their families on issues related to family living, deployment, and returning home. Resmaa’s books My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoning and his latest; Monsters in Love, are out now. To find out more about Resmaa’s work please visit Resmaa.comand follow on Instagram @resmaamenakem
Nova Reid is a thought leader, TED speaker, author and producer fascinated by human behaviour. Often described as a force to be reckoned with, Nova uses her professional background in mental wellbeing to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. Through her impactful advocacy and powerful public speaking, writing and storytelling, she has become renowned as an agent of change, selected as one of Black Magic Network’s Top 100 Black British Women and receiving a Precious Award for Social Impact. Nova is a regular contributor to BBC News and Sky News, and has written for publications including the Guardian, Vogue, Elle, and Stylist. In 2018, she was invited to attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to provide expert media commentary. She has provided bespoke consultancy and worked with a variety of organisations from Google to and human rights charity Birthrights.
In 2019, Nova was headhunted by TEDx Frankfurt to deliver a talk on racial microaggressions – Not all superheroes wear capes – which was upgraded as a TED talk in 2020. Through her TED talk, podcast series, Conversations with Nova Reid and as a former professional actress, Nova is a highly-skilled public speaker and interviewer and has shared the stage with acclaimed actor David Harewood at the National Theatre to discuss the impact of racism on mental health.
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