Books and platforms to inform, educate, and inspire us to be the change we want to see.
– KEYS SOULCARE
With everything going on in our world — from loving our neighbors through a social justice lens, to loving ourselves through sacred rituals — it can feel overwhelming to know where to start, what to do, and how to link up with others looking to do the same.
In truth, life’s biggest topics demand big changes, ongoing discussions, and a shared commitment to community and humanity. Today, we’re paying homage to three sources sure to make you think, get started, stay motivated, and help you connect with others along the way.
FindCenter is a new, in-Beta wellness platform dedicated to searching (and bookmarking) inspirational and spirit-centered texts, quotes, and conversations. The platform offers sage advice from everyone such as writer and thinker Bell Hooks to sustainability advocate Michael Pollan. You can create a profile to save and share picks with friends or visit anytime to keep tabs on work from favorite inspirational sources. | Start your journey.
2. All We Can Save
Let’s bask in what we have — and do what we can to protect it. The co-founders of feminist-rooted climate initiative All We Can Save recently published a book of essays featuring 60 leaders at the forefront of environmental justice. The result? A collection of work rendering topics such as intersectional activism, labor equity, and sustainability as accessible (and actionable) for readers across a wide range of identities, levels of knowledge, and resources. | Follow them on Instagram.
3. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward
With a title inspired by James Baldwin’s seminal work on the same topics, The Fire Next Time, much-lauded writer Jesmyn Ward’s includes essays by academics, social critics, and storytellers from Edwidge Danticat to Clint Smith. In addition to bringing multiple voices and journeys to the table (which is always a gift) each chapter illuminates fresh proof that there is nothing new — or limiting — about the need to face our nation’s past and present state in order to envision a better future for us all. |Get your copy.
How do you tackle big topics? Share your favorite resources and advice in the comments!