Exclusive Interview from Dendy Media

Anita Speaks with Dendy Media.

In this exclusive interview Anita speaks with Dendy Media through her personal story, her work, her definition of success, and her most recent publication, Cultivating Change from the Inside Out.


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It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?

Metaphorically my life has been filled with doors, bridges, and choices that called for action on my part to either move forward or risk being stuck in limbo. When I dissect my life, I recognize that as I moved from one season to another, the key was formulating my own definition of success. In my journey through doors and across bridges, I passed through five distinct seasons of my life: a traumatized little girl, an awakening adolescent, a nurturing young adult, an evolving grown woman, and the liberated woman I see in myself today. Read More…


Cultivating Change from the Inside Out

Kindle Edition available at the $2.99 Book Release Price through March 31, 2021. Grab your copy today!

Learn more about Anita’s most recent book, Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Power of Being Human. The book empowers the idea that dismantling racism is an inside job.

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It is dedicated to my grandsons, Zane and Cairo, whose lives I pray will be free from the need to protest for their right to exist as humans in Black skin, and whose dreams will not be systematically broken or deferred.

—Anita D Russell

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MARCH 23, 2021 OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH DAY

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The Story Behind the Book

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

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