"The boldest book on Blackness I have read. The writing is revelatory, necessary, and brilliant. I haven't felt this seen by a text before."
–Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie
"Living While Black
is an empowering, inspiring, and much-needed work that unapologetically centers Black joy, healing, and resistance. Kinouani unveils how white supremacy harms Black bodies and psyches, and provides a road map to overcoming racial trauma. This book will change and save lives."
–Crystal M. Fleming, sociologist and author of Rise Up! How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy
"An incisive and important book that will change the way you think."
–Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant
and author of Brown Baby
"Speaking to those of us harmed most directly by racism, Kinouani lovingly operationalizes what healing can actually look like and reminds us that not only is joy possible in the face of racial trauma but that it is absolutely necessary for our healing."
–Yaba Blay, author of One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race
"I have followed Guilaine for years on social media precisely because of her passionate persistence in breaking open the falsely presented 'impenetrable' nature of how race and mental health interact. This will be a book that I read, recommend, and refer to for years to come. I'm in awe."
–Kelechi Okafor, host of Say Your Mind
"With clarity and compassion, Guilaine Kinouani testifies to realities the mental health system has long ignored and denied. This is a must-read for all who profess to be trained in and care about healing."
–Robin DiAngelo, New York Times
best-selling author of White Fragility
"A vital resource and powerful book–an unmissable read for everyone."
–Julia Samuel, author of This Too Shall Pass
and Grief Works