Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace

Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace

by Minda Harts (Author)

From the powerhouse author of  The Memo, the essential self-help book for women of color to heal—and thrive—in the workplace  

In workplaces nationwide, women of color need frank talk and honest advice on how to deal with microaggressions, heal from racialized trauma, and find relief from invisible workplace burdens. Filled with Minda Harts’s signature wit and warmth, Right Within offers strategies for women of color to speak up during racialized moments with managers and clients, work through past triggers they may not even know still cause pain, and reframe past career disappointments as opportunities to grow into a new path. Through action points, exercises, and clear-eyed coaching, Harts encourages women to summon hidden reserves of strength and courage. She includes advice from therapists and faith leaders of color on a full range of ways to heal. Right Within will help women of color strengthen their resolve across corporate America, ensuring that we can all, finally, rise together. 

Right Within: A Path to Healing from Racial Trauma in the Workplace

By: Minda Harts

In her inspiring book, "Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace," Minda Harts delves into the profound impact of racial trauma in the workplace and provides a roadmap for healing and moving forward. With empathy and understanding, Harts guides readers through the complex emotions and challenges that arise from experiencing racial discrimination and bias.

Through personal anecdotes and research-based insights, Harts unveils the insidious nature of racial trauma, its effects on mental and emotional well-being, and the insidious ways it can manifest in the workplace. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing and acknowledging racial trauma as a legitimate and significant issue, rather than dismissing or minimizing its impact.

Harts empowers readers to take an active role in their healing journey by offering practical tools and strategies. She encourages self-care, self-awareness, and the development of coping mechanisms to navigate the challenges of racial trauma. Through exercises and prompts, readers are guided to explore their emotions, build resilience, and cultivate self-compassion.

The book also highlights the role of allies and advocates in creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace. Harts emphasizes the need for open dialogue, empathy, and cultural awareness among colleagues and leaders to foster a healing environment. By promoting allyship and understanding, Harts challenges readers to work together to dismantle systemic racism and create a more just and harmonious workplace culture.

"Right Within" is a powerful resource for anyone seeking to understand and address racial trauma in their professional lives. With compassion and wisdom, Harts equips readers with the tools and knowledge necessary to heal from their experiences, build resilience, and thrive in the workplace.


288 pages