Interspersing personal memoir with radical notions of self-help and collective recovery, Warrior Princesses Strike Back focuses how Indigenous activist strategies can be a crucial roadmap for contemporary truth and healing.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is home to the original people of this land, yet it is also one of the poorest communities in America. Through intimate and vulnerable memoir, Lakota twin sisters Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart-White recount growing up on the reservation and overcoming enormous odds, first as teenage girls in a majority-white high school, and then battling bias in their professional careers. Woven throughout are self-help strategies centering women of color that combine marginalized histories, psychological research on trauma, and perspectives on decolonial therapy. Through the lens of Indigenous activism, the Eagle Hearts explore the possibility of healing intergenerational and personal trauma by focusing on traditional strategies of reciprocity, acknowledgment, and collectivism. (Feminist Press)
Warrior Princesses Strike Back Book Party @ Tepito Coffee
At 6:30pm, following the talk and book signing with Vroman’s, there will be a festive book celebration hosted downstairs by Tepito Coffee. The book celebration will highlight Chef Pyet DeSpain, member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribe and first winner of Gordon Ramsay's Next Level Chef, Indigenous fusion appetizers while we enjoy the music of Japanese-American, Mexican, Indigenous singer-song writer Raye Zaragoza.
In order to gauge the amount of people attending the party, we are asking folks to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warrior-princesses-book-launch-at-vromans-bookstore-tickets-519364492177
Please note: guest interviewer Marisa Tomei WILL NOT be available for photos or to sign autographs at this event.
By visiting our in-person event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Masks are encouraged for this event.