About the book

White ladies are everywhere. We are running nonprofits and teaching your kids. We are sitting on school boards and diagnosing your illnesses. Even when we are not at the tip-top of the institutional ladder, we are the ones the majority of legislators, CEOs, and officers roll into bed with at night. All too often, our fight for gender equality has been seen as separate from the fight for racial justice. But as we navigate powerful social spaces and the everyday moments that shape our lives, we must confront our complicity in upholding racist systems.

White Women, Get Ready is more than just a book—it’s a tool for anti-racism.

With a combination of thorough research, astute analysis, and illuminating personal narrative, Amanda K Gross challenges us to face the uncomfortable truths of white womanhood in order to dismantle its legacies, all while providing embodied tools to engage with the complexities of our identities, traumas, and harms. White Women, Get Ready is essential reading for those who contend with white womanhood, seek to take action, and understand that the health and well-being for us is not separate from the health and well-being of all.

Book Details

White Women, Get Ready by Amanda Gross

Available in paperback & e-book

Formats: Paperback perfect bound & E-book
Page Count:460 pages
Trim: 6″x9″
Release Date: July 22,2024
Price: (Paperback) $25.00, (E-book) $9.99
ISBN: (Paperback) 978-1-955671-43-9, (E-book) 978-1-955671-44-6


About the author

Amanda K Gross

Amanda K Gross is an intersectional anti-racist organizer, educator, and director of Mistress Syndrome, from which she organizes with fellow status quo and passing white ladies to heal from, disrupt, and transform the legacies of white womanhood. Certified at the 200-hour RYT level by YogaRoots On Location’s AntiRacist Raja Yoga School, Amanda has an MA in Conflict Transformation and is a PhD candidate in Expressive Arts where she has conducted autoethnographic research with family members about how arts and culture can support white settlers in sustaining anti-racist and decolonizing efforts. Amanda recently relocated to the Appalachian South on the stolen lands of the Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee) and is reconnecting with the Southern racial justice organizing traditions within which she was raised. Her other writings include contributions to Resistance: Confronting Violence, Power, and Abuse within Peace Churches and Bodies & Beliefs: Purity Culture and the Rhetoric of Religious Trauma (forthcoming).Find out more about Mistress Syndrome and other resources at mistresssyndrome.com.

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