Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul: How to Change the World in Quiet Ways

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Broadleaf Books
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5.7 X 8.6 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is a writer and leader whose work with various nonprofits, social enterprises, and faith-based organizations has given her opportunity to engage with a broad range of social issues toward solutions in the areas of homelessness, affordable housing, energy access, youth leadership, HIV/AIDS, and international development. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her social entrepreneur husband and two young sons.

"This practical, energizing entry will prove a handy resource for the withdrawn." --- Publishers Weekly

"Entering into activism can feel imperative but daunting, especially for those of us who are introverts or shy. Cheng-Tozun proposes a quieter, but no less impactful, approach: her gentle guidance urges us to get curious about finding our way to quiet activism, allowing us all to join in the march toward making the world a brighter place. A soulful book." --Karen Walrond, author of The Lightmaker's Manifesto and Radiant Rebellion

"I wish this book existed earlier in my career, as it would've saved me so much struggle and stress! I'm so grateful for Dorcas Cheng-Tozun's voice, and her boldness in sharing her struggles and wisdom with us so that we know we're not alone as sensitive souls. We can make a unique difference in the world! The reflection questions after each chapter are also incredible and powerful journaling prompts that make this book priceless as a guide on our journeys." --Grace Chiang Nicolette, vice president of Programming and External Relations, Center for Effective Philanthropy

"If you identify as an introvert, highly sensitive person, or empath you need Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul by Dorcas Cheng-Tozun to learn how to best bring your strengths, talents, and sense of purpose to social justice causes that are near and dear to your heart." --Christine Rose Elle, author of The Happy Empath and Daily Affirmations for Women

"Dorcas Cheng-Tozun fosters freedom for the sensitive soul to just be and allow Spirit to create in and through us. This book is an important read as we learn to recognize and make room for the diversity of contributions that actually sustain justice work." --Lucretia Carter Berry, PhD, president,

"Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul is the first book I have read that fully embraces what so many of us who are sensitives feel: a need to serve the greater good of humanity but to do so in ways that avoid burnout, compassion-fatigue, and apathy. Dorcas Cheng-Tozun gifts sensitives with an incredible framework to understand and practice advocacy and activism on scales that reflect personal authenticity, sustainability, and optimal use of our time and energy while creatively and effectively contributing our often-prodigious empathy, conscientiousness, and heart-centered leadership." --Tracy Cooper, PhD, author of Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career

"Writing with empathy and winsome honesty on this timely topic, Cheng-Tozun offers key insights relevant for all social changemakers. Her lived experience as a sensitive activist--along with the vivid stories of many others--provides a hopeful path forward for those who want to engage sustainably and authentically in the work of justice." --Jody Chang, Chief Operating and Portfolio Officer, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund

"The work of justice is hard. Moving the needle on lasting social change requires a deep dive into who we are, where we are from, our values, and an understanding of the gifts we each bring to the world. Those gifted with sensitivity have incredible insights others do not, naturally set apart from the status quo of ego-centered engagements. Their heart-centered connection to people and places is what this present moment is desperately calling for. In Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul, writer Dorcas Cheng-Tozun takes you on an affirming journey of self-discovery and contemplative reflection on each person's unique place in pursuing change to create a world in which all can thrive." --Byron Chung, executive director, Ignite Institute at the Pacific School of Religion