We offer this resource for those who wish to deepen their understanding of our Interdisciplinary, strengths-based approach to cultivating sustainability, resiliency, and joy.


Black Female Sexualities, edited by Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton.

Black Women Writing Autobiography: A Tradition Within a Tradition, by Joanne M. Braxton.

Breaking the Fine Rain of Death: African American Health Issues and a Womanist Ethic of Care, by Emilie Townes. 

Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster, by Jack Saul. 

Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Confronting Gender Inequality and Making Change in Higher Education, edited by Kristine De Welde and  Andi Stepnick.

Expressive Writing: Words that Heal, by James Pennebaker and John Evans.

Home, by Toni Morrison.

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization, by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey.

"Langston Hughes on the White Campus" by Joanne M. Braxton in What Democracy Looks Like.

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv.

"Living Practices in Daily Life" by Joanne M. Braxton in Honoring The Body.

Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us, by Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Ann Parker.

Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, by Rebecca Ann Parker, Rita Nakashima Brock.

Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War, by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini.

Teaching to Transgress, by bell hooks.

The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk.

The Trauma of Everyday Life, by Mark Epstein.

The Way of Tenderness, by Earthlyn Zenju Manuel.

The Wounded Storyteller, by Arthur W. Frank.

Traumatic Incident Reduction and Critical Incident Stress Management: A Synergistic Approach, edited by Victor R. Volkman.

What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life Amidst Uncertainty and Danger, by Arthur Kleinman.

Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance, edited by Joanne M. Braxton and Andree Nicola McLaughlin.

Writing Begins with the Breath: Embodying Your Authentic Voice, by Laraine Herring.