Renowned activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer Valarie Kaur made headlines when her ‘Breathe and Push’ speech on how to survive in a time of rage went viral with 30 million views worldwide. In this inspiring and timely debut, she shows you how to reclaim love as a force for justice.
When we practise love in the face of fear or rage, it has the ability to transform an encounter, a relationship, a community, a culture, even a country. Love becomes revolutionary.
Revolutionary love is the call of our time. A radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents and to ourselves. It invites you to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are part of me I do not yet know.
Grounded in Valarie’s own personal experience of practising love in the face of political oppression, sexual assault, wrongful arrest, detention, racism and murder, See No Stranger is an important and urgent manifesto that shows us a way to build movements that leave no one behind. You will learn to love others without prejudice or judgement, love your opponents through empathy and forgiveness, and ultimately to love yourself.
‘Valarie Kaur is a prophetic voice of our generation. Her wisdom ignites and inspires me, lighting the way through the darkness. This book will do the same for you.’ –America Ferrera, actress and activist
‘Valarie Kaur is a visionary worker for justice and this book is her radiant offering.’ –Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues ‘See No Stranger is rooted in radical honesty, vulnerability, and fierce commitment to building a world in which we all belong.’ -Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
‘This is the book we have been waiting for. It calls us up and calls us into the hard and necessary work to heal our wounds and reimagine the world.’ -Van Jones, CEO of REFORM Alliance and CNN host ‘Love-firebrand… Part personal history, part inspiring manifesto, Kaur’s immensely readable book implores and inspires us toward love as “sweet labor: bloody, fierce, imperfect, and life-giving.”‘ -Rainn Wilson, actor