Reading List

Gender Identity/ LGBTQIA

  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Feminity- Julia Serano
  • On the Couch with Dr. Angelo- Dr. Michele Angelo

Substance Use

  • Over the Influence- The Harm Reduction Guide to Controlling Your Drug and Alcohol Use
    Pat Denning
  • Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change- Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkins, Nicole Kosanke & Stephanie Higgs
  • Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth about Addiction Treatments- and How to Get Help that Works


  • So You Want to Talk about Race -Ijeoma Oluo
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness- Michelle Alexander
  • The Color of Law- Richard Rothstein
  • How to be Antiracist- Ibram C Kendi
  • Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?- Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle- Angela Davis
  • Anit-racism


  • Not the Price of Admission: Healthy relationships after Childhood Trauma – Laura S. Brown
  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror – Judith Hermann


  • Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success – Michael Ungar

Body Positivity

  • Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight – Lindo Bacon
  • Intuitive Eating- Evelyn Tribole
  • Heavy- Keise Laymon
  • Un-Diet Reclaiming Your TIme, Money, Well Being and Happiness through intuitive eating- Christy Harrison
  • Health at Every Size The Surprising Truth About Your Weight – Lindo Bacon
  • Healthcare Providers Providing Sensitive Care for People of All Sizes


  • Hidden Valley Road- Robert Kolker
  • The Collected Schizophrenias: Essay
    Esmé Weijun Wang
  • The Center Cannot Hold
    -Elyn Saks
  • Digital Minimalism
    -Cal Neport

Self Care