“I bring you chat with experts, businesspeople and health professionals all creating positive change for wellbeing in society as well as advice on how to minimize the health impacts of emotional, spiritual, physical, mental patterns and practices.”
“While not ignoring harsh realities of life in America, Russell is relentlessly optimistic about herself, God, and her readers, and she writes in a relatable, motivational tone indicative of a seasoned life coach.” —Kirkus Reviews
Anita is committed to doing BIG things—building community, inspiring change and giving back. She founded The Place to SOAR as a social enterprise dedicated to cultivating change. To SOAR is to step and redesign, to disrupt limiting beliefs and empower deep self-knowledge to get unstuck in life. She is an international bestselling author. Her most recent collaborative publication is Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference.
Her next independent book, Cultivating Change from the Inside Out releases on March 23. Anita is a John Maxwell Certified life coach and international bestselling author with career experience in multiple disciplines including pharmaceutical R&D, learning and development, and leadership. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Author Page anitadrussellauthor.com
I wrote this book in response to a question my daughter asked me as she and her sister prepared for a Black Lives Metter protest in Pittsburgh PA, shortly after the murder of George Floyd. She asked me the question after realizing that our family represented three generations of protesting for the same thing—our birthright to freely exist in the melanized skin in which we were born.
She asked me if I thought her son, Cairo, just three months old at the time, would have to protest in his lifetime, again for the same exact thing. So, I wrote the book as a contribution to the call for antiracism action through personal transformation. Race as a social construct is based on the ideas and beliefs that lie in people’s hearts and minds. For this reason, overcoming systemic racism and miseducation requires systemic and institutional change, as well as self-reflection and personal transformation.
The book is presented as a self-help guide to dismantling racism by cultivating true change from the inside out using personal development, sustainable relationships, and transformational living.
A Series of Conversations
Leading up to the launch of the book, I did a series of conversations providing a deeper glimpse into the book content. The entire series is available on my YouTube Channel .The Place to SOAR