We're Learning + Listening: February Edition


Let’s be real. Every month should be Black History Month. But regardless, we’re continuing to compile resources that educate and support equality, social justice and empowerment. If you missed our resource guide last month—check it out. In the meantime, here’s a fresh list of reading material, podcasts and other resources that have been curated by the Urban Sanctuary tribe. 


What We’re Reading


Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy by Rachel Ricketts 

Egyptian Yoga: The Philosophy of Enlightenment by Muata Ashby

Egyptian Yoga: Postures of the Gods and Goddesses by Muata Ashby

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo 

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy A. DeGruy

The Truth About Yoga by Daniel Simpson 

The Book of Women: Celebrating the Female Spirit by Osho

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad


What We’re Listening to


#WeNeedtoTalk with Malynda Hale

Habits and Hustle

The Mother Jones podcast

Unlocking Us 

Why is this Happening? 


What We’re Watching


Dear White People (Satire) 

For Colored Girls (Drama)

His House (Horror/Thriller)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Romance/Drama) 

Soul (Animation) - Available on Disney+ 

The Hate U Give (Drama/Frime) 

Time: The Kalief Browder Story (Documentary)


Influencers to Follow


Blair Imani (Queer, Black Muslim and critially acclaimed historian and activist): @blairimani

Malanda Jean-Claude (creative director, author, filmmaker): @malandajeanclaude

Octavia Raheem (author + founder of Starshine & Clay Online Yoga and Meditation Studio): @octaviaraheem

Lorrain Pascal (chef, wellness) @lorrinpacal

Ethel’s Club ( community wellness for black folks) @ethelclub

Dr. Ebony psychologist) @drebonyonline