Do the Work: A Guide to Understanding Power and Creating Change (Paperback)

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by Roxane Gay and Megan Pillow 


Challenge your biases and broaden your understanding of power and how we wield it with this essential guide.
Power is complex. But Do The Work is a guide to navigating those complexities. From ancient theories of power to contemporary examples, from cultural patterns to personal insights, this guide provides a foundation for examining hierarchies and inequalities and establishes a framework for understanding power and how it shapes our lives and communities.
Between these pages, theory, commentary, and analysis create an engaging, creative, and mindful reading experience. This guide features approachable overviews of complex topics, thought-provoking questions, evocative illustrations, pages for your reflections, and steps we can all take to reframe our relationship to power and reinvigorate our desire to empower the people around us.
Thanks to the work of writer and scholar Megan Pillow, educator and New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay, and New York Times bestselling illustrator Aurélia Durand, Do The Work is a must-read for a more just future--and a more equitable now.

About the Author

Roxane Gay is an American writer, editor, professor and activist. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist, a collection of pioneering essays and memoir, Hunger. In April 2018, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts. She is a leading contributor to The Guardian and The New York Times and has been featured on This American Life and NPR. She lectures at Purdue and Yale. Born in Nebraska to Haitian parents who moved to the US when they were 19 years old, Gay's work deals with the analysis and deconstruction of feminist and racial issues through the lens of her personal experiences with race, gender identity, and sexuality. Her widely acclaimed writing has won multiple awards, and her voice continues to be one of the most important in contemporary conversations about race and gender. 
Megan Pillow is an American writer, editor, and scholar. She is project manager for Roxane Gay and co-editor of The Audacity, an innovative, integrity-driven newsletter inclusive of diverse voices. She holds an MFA and a PhD.

Aurélia Durand is a French graphic artist. Her work, which includes the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestseller This Book Is Anti-Racist, is a vivid celebration of diversity; she dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. Aurélia represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered -- a united community whose destinies are intertwined. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, dreams, and desires envision an inclusive future for all.

Product Details

Category: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Language: English

Format/Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

ISBN-10: 0711268967

ISBN-13: 978-0711268968

Publisher: Leaping Hare

Date Published: June 18, 2024

Pages: 128

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