FINALLY ANSWER THE QUESTION: BUT WHAT CAN I DO?
Anti-racist activist Faitth Brooks developed this revolutionary guided journal to help you commit to the cause and become an authentic ally. With this book you can work from the inside out as you unpack your own biases and shortcomings, work through the influence of interlocking systems of oppression, and figure out how to use your privilege for good.
Within these pages you’ll find hard questions about race and the space for you to answer without judgment so you can examine, process, and grow in your anti-racist journey at your own pace. Each chapter starts with insightful anecdotes from Faitth’s lived experiences to frame the themes you will explore through prompts designed to help you work through each concept.
This journal invites you to look at your upbringing and how it shaped you, investigate your fears in doing the work of anti-racism, learn how to practice humility when you make mistakes as well as engage with the history of racism and its legacy through homework curated to help further your understanding of each chapter’s issues. By the end, you will be able to take inventory of your strengths and figure out how you can help make the world more just. In working through this journal, you can become a better ally one question at a time.
“This powerful book holds the tools to help us do the most important work of our lifetime.”
—Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Live Love Now
“Faitth’s writing strikes the beautiful balance of being compassionate and empathetic while being pointed and convicting. With patient instruction, challenging questions, and specific action steps, this journal serves as a helpful companion for anyone bravely taking on the lifelong journey of being actively anti-racist.”
—Danielle Coke, illustrator, advocate, and founder of Oh Happy Dani
“In this journal, you will find frank education about race and biases you may hold, but not without a dose of compassion. I cannot recommend this journal highly enough.”
—Meghan Tschanz, author of Women Rising and host of the Faith and Feminism podcast
“This journal is poignant and deeply vulnerable, proving that antiracism is a sacred work.”
—Marcie Alvis-Walker, founder of Black Coffee with White Friends
“Faitth Brooks is a trusted guide whose clear-eyed, compassionate approach leaves us without excuses. The question is simply this: Do we care enough? If you’re working toward practical, unconditional allyship, this is the tool you need.”
—Shannan Martin, author of The Ministry of Ordinary Places and Falling Free