Book Club Reading Guide: Living Resistance
Kaitlin B. Curtice’s guide to connection and change
Our next True Stories Book Club is on Tuesday 17th October, 7pm UK/2pm ET/11am PT. This month, my guest will be Kaitlin B. Curtice, who will be joining me to discuss her excellent guide to activism with integrity, Living Resistance: An Indigenous Vision for Seeking Wholeness Every Day.
Here’s a brief reading guide to get you up to speed. Just in case this is your first book club:
Paid subscribers can join us live online for the discussion - a link and password will be posted in the Chat.
If you can’t make it, a full replay will be available straight afterwards from the same link (or a little later in your podcast feed).
You’re welcome to send in questions for Kaitlin - please post them in the comments.
About the book
Living Resistance is the brilliant successor to Kaitlin’s previous memoir, Indigenous. As a member of the Potawotami Nation, Katilin has explored the complexity of holding a Christian faith alongside an indigenous identity, against a backdrop of colonial oppression and forced assimilation. In Living Resistance, she turns her attention to the ways that we can live in this challenging present, and how we can bring about change.
At the centre of this book is a practice of personal integrity and wellbeing - a sense that resistance comes not from hatred or anger, but from a desire for peace and flourishing. Most of all, Living Resistance urges us back towards community and connection, offering us a vision of a way of life that can be remade.
Kaitin’s is such a vital voice, gentle and generous, but also clear-sighted and passionate. I know you’re all going to adore this book.
Read an excerpt from Living Resistance here.
Listen to an audio excerpt here.
Kaitlin talks to Glennon Doyle on We Can Do Hard Things.
Kaitlin’s Substack, The Liminality Journal.
About Kaitlin B. Curtice
Kaitlin Curtice is an award-winning author, poet-storyteller, and public speaker. As an enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi nation, Kaitlin writes on the intersections of spirituality and identity and how that shifts throughout our lives. She has spoken at many conferences on the importance of inter-faith relationships.
Besides her books Living Resistance, Native and Glory Happening, Kaitlin has written online for Sojourners, Religion News Service, Apartment Therapy, On Being, SELF Magazine, and more. Her work has been featured on CBS and in USA Today. She writes The Liminality Journal on Substack.
Hope to see you there on Tuesday 17th October!