Social Justice Texts:

Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

Gender Failure by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, with Jasmine Syedullah,PhD

The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care edited by Zena Sharman

Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right and What it Teaches Us About Gender by Davey Shlasko

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do it by Sally Tolchick


 Therapeutic Texts: 

An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures by Ann Cvetkovich

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Emotional Alchemy by Tara Bennett-Golemann

How to be an Adult in Relationships: A Guide to Mindful Loving by David Richo

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

On Escape by Emmanuel Levinas

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman MD

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker

Non-Violent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg

NYT article on Trauma and rewiring the brain


Sexuality Guides:

Healing Sex by Staci Haines - A somatic healing approach guide for healing after sexual trauma.

Opening Up by Tristan Taormino - A guide to opening up a relationship and entering into open relationships 

Moregasm by Rachel Venning and Claire Cavanah - All around sex guide

Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido by Jill Blakeway, LAc - An Eastern philosophy approach to finding sexual desire.  

Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules by Sarah Mirk

SM 101  by Jay Wiseman - A getting started guide to BDSM



To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
— Pema Chodron