Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Power of Being Human
Anita D. Russell
Race as a social construct is based on the ideas and beliefs that lie within the hearts and minds of people. For this reason, overcoming systemic racism and miseducation requires systemic and institutional change, as well as self-reflection and individual transformation. In her self-help guide to dismantling racism, author and life coach Anita D. Russell shares her approach to true change from the inside out using personal development, sustainable relationships, and transformational living. Through personal stories and milestones from her own transformational journey, Russell explains how to define core values, how to be an inclusive leader, and ultimately how cultivating change through daily development can unleash human potential.Faced with white fragility and racism, society shies away from conversations about transformative strategies. In Cultivating Change from the Inside Out, Russell shows you how to move with vision, purpose, and action, and asks—should we continue to advance a system that encourages racism and division? Or should we seek unity and change through personal transformation?
“Written during the 2020 protests against racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the book does not shy away from issues of racism. The author notes her own experiences with prejudice and her resistance to corporate and societal “back-of-the-line expectations” that threatened to turn her into a “powerless, unrecognizable version” of herself. While not ignoring harsh realities of life in America, Russell is relentlessly optimistic about herself, God, and her readers, and she writes in a relatable, motivational tone indicative of a seasoned life coach”. –Kirkus Reviews
“Readers with a hunger for quick fixes have given many self-appointed gurus the opportunity to make millions from their books but don’t confuse these with Anita D. Russell’s Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Power of Being Human. A powerful and thought-provoking read you know from its opening pages that you are in the hands of a passionate and candid writer whose words get to the heart of what it takes to cultivate change on a meaningful and lasting level.” – BookViral Reviews
“Cultivating Change from the Inside Out implores the reader to discover their strengths, creativity, and purpose while creating a better connection with others. It highlights the various forms of communication like verbal and body language. It further highlights how to be mindful of the impact of your communication. It is all about living a life that propels you and others towards possibilities and fulfillment. It deserves a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend the guide to anyone looking to challenge themselves and those around them to live a purposeful and intentional life.” – Online Book Club Review