Heal Your Way Forward is a seminal work in antiracism, guiding white and white-identifying folks to utilize activism for intergenerational healing.
In 2018, myisha t hill created the @ckyourprivilege handle on Instagram to undo the harm created between white women and women of the Global Majority. After years of living in the micro- and macro-aggressions of white culture, myisha was tired of staying silent. But she wanted to do more than fight back--she wanted to heal forward
. "myisha t hill is a rare educator who comes from a place of compassion and profound emotional insight. She is leading a revolution of mind, heart, and soul, one that she now continues in her highly anticipated book, Heal Your Way Forward. myisha's work changes how we experience the world by helping us understand our place within it. This book shows anyone interested in human liberation the way to heal, to hope, and to become true advocates and co-conspirators -- not just for justice and change, but for the future of who we are as humans." -- Anna Paquin, Actress and Producer
In just over three short years, Check Your Privilege and myisha's personal platform have amassed more than 750K followers on Instagram and became hubs for interracial activism during the Great White Awakening of 2020. But like many antiracism activists, myisha saw the activism abate after the election of President Biden. Heal Your Way Forward: The Co-Conspirator's Guide to an Antiracist Future
is the trumpet call to white and white-identifying folks, guiding them to recognize their antiracism work as intergenerational healing. In her first major book, myisha asks the most critical question of antiracism work: what do we want the world to look like in seven generations?
This book is her answer, but also, it's a tactical, practical guide for learning (and unlearning), healing (and feeling through the hurt), and committing (and recommitting) to real change and a reparative future.
This is the book myisha's 750,000 followers have been waiting for--a marriage of personal story, antiracist handbook, and an emotional plea to all people to be the change today so we can heal the world for tomorrow.
In this important work, myisha offers readers the ultimate reason to engage in activism--to create a better world not just for our babies, but for our babies' babies--and a clear strategy to change the future and nature of interracial activism by:
- Sustaining the great white awakening by discovering the sweet spot of shame and vulnerability
- Making room for white tears
- Developing radical listening and lifelong learning
- Practicing the great act of recommitment
- And building a reparative future
As myisha shares, the more you fail forward, the more you heal your way forward, and the better we can heal the future together. myisha t hill
is a mental health activist, speaker, and entrepreneur passionate about mental wellness and empowerment for all. She runs the advocacy site Check Your Privilege with nearly 700K followers on Instagram. Additionally, myisha works with organizations and community groups taking white people on a self-reflective journey to explore their relationship with power, privilege, and racism.
About the Author
Myisha T. Hill is a human-design generator and MBTi ENFJ with action-oriented justice in her blood. A single mom of 3 differently-abled children, Myisha is also a mental health advocate, and social entrepreneur. An advocate for healing and social transformation, Myisha continues to center the work of Check Your Privilege from a mental health perspective, using self-compassion practices and reflection to help white folx step back, reflect, and compassionately dismantle their relationship with power, privilege, and oppression. When she's not guiding the practice of those engaged with Check Your Privilege, Myisha lives her role as a mental health advocate to facilitate wellness workshops and peer support groups with black, brown and indigenous womxn through restorative justice project she founded and sponsors called, Brown Sisters Speak.