Diversity & Belonging

Below are suggested resources from teachers, trainees, and students of color in our Bella community. Additional Resources provided by our community are listed below. This list will grow and evolve as we compile a list of resources to educate, enlighten, and inspire you. If you would like to add anything to this resources list please send your suggestions to info@bellaprana.com.

Photo generously donated by @everydopegirl and @herplaceisin


Chanel Vanzant, Instructor  |   White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
Emily Tan, Creative Director  |  26 Mini Films on Race, Bias, & Identity

Jirod Webb, Outreach Amabassador  |  How to be an Anti-Racist Podcast
Amee Joshi, Instructor  |  Follow poets Rupi Kaur & Nikita Gill
Eric Yanta Smith, Student | Racism Experiment in Children
Tayo Jolaosho, 200hr Trainee & Desk Angel   | Skill in Action by Michelle Johnson
Jason Lisiak, Student  |  Start where you Are by Pema Chodron
Ashely Adams, 300hr Trainee & Instructor  |  Post Traumatic Slave Disorder



Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources

Black Lives Matter Website

Yoga Alliance Anti-Racism Resources



Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

The Heart of Whiteness by Robert Jensen

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Beloved by Toni Morrison

My Soul is Rested by Howell Raines

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World by Michelle Johnson

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation

The 1619 Project by The New York Times

Crossing the Danger Waters, Three Hundred Years of African American Writing

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (Emergent Strategy) by Adrienne Maree Brown

Parting the Waters: America during the King Years by Taylor Branch

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Truth about Awiti by CP Patrick

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

White Teeth and On Beauty by Zadie Smith

100 Ways to take Action Against Racism right Now

Carol Anderson’s Op-Ed in Washington Post

Authors Zadie Smith and Christine Platt



Rachel Cargle

Ava DuVernay

Trevor Noah

Cleo Wade

Jesse Williams

Patrisse Cullors-Brignac

Zeba Blay

Rupi Kaur

Yara Shahidi

Nikita Gill

Austin Channing Brown



White People (YouTube)

Post Traumatic Slave Disorder with Dr. Joy Degruy

Good Trouble on Freeform (particularly the Season 2 finale)


The Black Yoga Experience Podcast

How to be an Anti-Racist Podcast

Yoga is Dead Podcast



Do the Right thing, film by Spike Lee

Dear White People (Netflix)

13th Documentary (Netflix)

Beatriz at Dinner

Fruitvale Station



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force policies in our city. Ask her to agree
to the 8 Can’t Wait steps to curb police brutality.