RADICAL READZ: Warrior Princesses Strike Back
We’re kicking off the 2023 Radical Readz series with the incredible memoir by Lakota twin sisters Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart-White, Warrior Princesses Strike Back: How Lakota Twins Fight Oppression And Heal Through Connectedness. Through the lens of Indigenous activism, the Eagle Heart’s explore the possibility of healing intergenerational and personal trauma by focusing on traditional strategies of reciprocity, acknowledgment and collectivism.
We highly recommend you take time to read this inspirational book. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is home to the original people of this land, yet it is also one of the poorest communities in America. This memoir recounts the sisters growing up on the reservation and overcoming enormous odds, first as teenaged girls in a majority-white high school, and then battling bias in their professional careers. Woven throughout are self-help strategies centering women of color, that combine marginalized histories, psychological research on trauma, and perspectives on “decolonial therapy.”
Share this link with friends and your community, Warrior Princesses Strike Back: How Lakota Twins Fight Oppression And Heal Through Connectedness and join us at the Rare Book Room at 7 p.m. TONIGHT, Tuesday, January 31.