Resmaa Menakem is a renowned healer, trauma specialist, and a New York Times best-selling author known for his transformative work. He guides individuals, communities, and organizations toward holistic and resilient healing, focusing particularly on historical and racialized trauma that resides within the body and soul. As a cultural trauma navigator, communal provocateur, coach, and Senior Fellow with The Meadows Institute, Menakem's mission is to make the invisible visible, unveiling hidden truths to facilitate healing.
Menakem has an extensive background in counseling and trauma consultation, having served in leadership roles in various organizations, including the Tubman Family Alliance and African American Family Services in Minneapolis. His international work includes managing wellness and counseling services for civilians on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan. Menakem is the author of the New York Times bestseller "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Healing Our Hearts and Bodies" and the host of the Guerilla Muse podcast. His forthcoming book, "The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoning," reinforces his commitment to assisting people in understanding and navigating trauma.