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Radiating Feminism

Resilience Practices to Transform our Inner and Outer Lives, 1st Edition

By Beth Berila

Routledge

240 pages

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Description

Radiating Feminism: Resilience Practices to Transform our Inner and Outer Lives is a practical guide to embodying feminist principles not just in our politics, but also in our very ways of being.

Bringing together intersectional feminism with mindful reflection and embodied practice, this book offers practical wisdom for living by feminist principles in our daily lives. Each chapter includes practices, and interactive activities to help navigate common challenges along feminist journeys. The book also draws on wisdom from feminist leaders; and contemporary conversations from social justice movements. Both inspiring and guiding, the book will provide readers with the skills to cultivate resilience to face the many barriers to feminist social transformation.

Radiating Feminism will be of use to students of Gender Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Community Health, and the Social Sciences, as well as anyone with a longstanding or fresh commitment to feminism and social justice.

Reviews

Radiating Feminism is timely, grounded, and invites readers to explore themselves: what motivates them, how they respond to adversity, and how to heal. You will want to delve into the practices alone or with a group, to store them away for difficult moments when you need them most.

– Wendy E. Shaia, Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Social Work Community Outreach Service at the University of Maryland School of Social Work

Like feminism itself, this book is justice-oriented and applied, complex but accessible, critically conscious and reflective. It simultaneously challenges dominant narratives while nurturing new visions of an embodied, mindful, and conscious feminist future. This book guides readers towards living their feminism: staying grounded in the realities of injustice while embodying the path into collective liberation.

– Tessa Hicks Peterson, Affiliated Faculty Member of Gender and Feminist Studies at Pitzer College

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Creating a More Just World

2. Embodying Our Feminism

3. Oppression, Trauma, and Embodied Healing

4. Unlearning Our Toxic Inner Voice

5. Navigating the In-Between

6. Recognizing and Dismantling Embodied Privilege

7. What Is an Ally and Is It Enough?

8. How to Have Difficult Conversations about Social Justice

9. On Anger and Love

10. Feminist Burnout and Sustainability

11. Filling Our Well When Change Is Slow

12. Conclusion: Riding the Cycles of Change

About the Author

Beth Berila is the Director of the Gender & Women’s Studies Program, Professor in the Ethnic, Gender, & Women’s Studies Department at St. Cloud State University, and author of Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies