Do you wish it was easier to talk about racism?

The Authentic Dialogue framework helps people connect across difference by speaking with fierce authenticity AND compassion. The Antiracist Heart supports us to dissolve unconscious patterns that keep us frozen in the face of racist speech, microaggressions and more.

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Can a person be both fierce and compassionate at once? Interrupt hateful or habitual forms of discrimination in new ways that foster deeper change? Directly challenge racist speech or actions without seeking to shame the other person? Dr. Roxy Manning believes it’s possible—and now you can learn how.

In How to Have Antiracist Conversations, Dr. Manning lays out a framework for fiercely authentic dialogue: one in which we refuse to give up on the possibility of transformative human connection within ourselves, with potential allies, and with those whose words and actions create harm. Drawing on Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of Beloved Community, community members, activists, professionals, DEI consultants – anyone interested in creating an antiracist society –  will be empowered to create change and equity through fierce yet compassionate dialogue challenging racism and the impact of systemic white supremacy beliefs and practices.

Building on the work of How to Have Antiracist ConversationsThe Antiracist Heart delivers a unique path to antiracist introspection and activism by applying neuroscience exercises, questionnaires, and journaling prompts. The handbook provides a road map to guide readers on their journey toward fighting racism from within, removing the blocks to principled action, and becoming a changemaker in the world.

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About the Authors

Meet clinical psychologist Roxy Manning, PhD and neuroscience educator Sarah Peyton

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Roxy Manning, PhD

Roxy Manning, PhD is a clinical psychologist and certified Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) trainer. She brings decades of service experience to her work interrupting explicitly and implicitly oppressive attitudes and cultural norms.

Dr. Manning has worked, consulted, and provided training across the US with businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations wanting to move towards equitable and diverse workplace cultures, as well as internationally in over 10 countries with individuals and groups committed to social justice.

As a psychologist, she works in San Francisco serving the homeless and disenfranchised mentally ill population.  

Sarah Peyton

Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to awaken and sustain self-compassion, particularly in the face of such difficult issues like self-condemnation, self-disgust and self-sabotage. 

Sarah teaches and lectures internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and teaches people how words change and heal us.

Sarah is author of the Your Resonant Self book series, and is also the co-author alongside Roxy Manning, PhD of The Antiracist Heart: A Self-Compassion and Activism Handbook.


We are living in an age of racial reckoning. Racial healing is a real possibility, but so is racial conflict.

How to Have Antiracist Conversations is a roadmap to racial healing, grounded in the practice of nonviolence and a commitment to reconciliation. In times of such uncertainty, this book is a much needed guide for us all. 

Kazu Haga

Author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm and Fierce Vulnerability: Direct Action as a Modality of Collective Healing

For those who want a deeper understanding of the complexities of responding to racism, working towards social justice and the imprint of generations of systemic inequities on our bodies, our families, our societies and our legacies, I recommend reading Dr. Manning’s work.

She brings insight, wisdom and the deep compassion that helps make these challenging topics accessible. If you want more than a good read, if you want the skills for actual change and integration, this book is a must.

Donna Carter

International Coach Federation - Associate Certified Coach, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Nonviolent Communication practitioner and mindfulness practitioner.

In our extremely polarized social landscape, where charged conversations about racism often result in disconnection, perpetual outrage, and gnawing despair, one may feel less-than-optimistic about how to dismantle white supremacy culture. In How to Have Antiracist Conversations, however, Dr. Roxy Manning provides us with a practical guide for how we can practice antiracism in our everyday lives—whether with family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers—without depleting our spirit and heart. 

Both timely and timeless in its approach and unshakably hopeful, this book shows readers their capacity to disrupt racism while creating meaningful connection and lasting change for each other and for the world.

Mike Tinoco

Educator and Kingian Nonviolence Trainer

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