Star Cluster

 RECOMMENDED READINGS 

 TRANSGENDER & GENDER NON-BINARY 

  • "Becoming a Visible Man," Jamison Green (2004) 

  • "Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity," C. Riley Snorton (2017) 

  • "Conundrum," Jan Morris (1974) 

  • "Fairest: A Memoir," Meredith Talusan (2020) 

  • "The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing & Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes," Diane Ehrensaft (2016) 

  • "Gender Failure," Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon (2014) 

  • "Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, & the Rest of Us," Kate Bornstein (2016) 

  • "Gender Trouble: Feminism & the Subversion of Identity," Judith Butler (1990) 

  • "Girl Sex 101," Allison Moon (2015) 

  • "Herculine Barbin: Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth-century French Hermaphrodite," Herculine Barbin (1978) 

  • "A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns," Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson (2018) 

  • "My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy & Sex Positivity," Kate Bornstein (2013) 

  • "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, & So Much More," Janet Mock (2014) 

  • "Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model for Understanding Gender," S.J. Langer (2018) 

  • "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community," Laura Erickson-Schroth (ed.) (2014) 

  • "Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary," Morty Diamond (ed.) (2011)

  • "Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender & Non-Binary Voices," Freiya Benson (2019) 

  • "We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan 1961-1991," Ellis Martin & Zach Ozma (eds.) (2019) 

  • "Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, & the Desire to Conform," Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (ed.) (2012) 

  • "You & Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery," Dara Hoffman-Fox (2016) 

 QUEER, GAY, & OTHER SEXUALITIES 

 

  • "Antes que anochezca: autobiografia / Before Night Falls," Reinaldo Arenas (1992) 

  • "Boy-Wives & Female Husbands: Studies in African Homosexualities," Stephen Murray & Will Roscoe (eds.) (1998) 

  • "Butterflies Will Burn: Prosecuting Sodomites in Early Modern Spain & Mexico," Federico Garza Carvajal (2003) 

  • "For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, & Coming Home," Keith Boykin (ed.) (2012) 

  • "Girl Sex 101: A Queer Pleasure Guide for Women & Their Lovers," Allison Moon (2015) 

  • "Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay & Lesbian Past," Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, & George Chauncey, Jr. (eds.) (1989) 

  • "Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, & Transgender Muslims," Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle (2009) 

  • "The Intermediate Sex," Edward Carpenter (1908) 

  • "The Joy of Gay Sex," Charles Silverstein & Edmund White (1977) 

  • "Nightwood," Djuna Barnes (1936) 

  • "A Queer Dharma: Yoga & Meditations for Liberation," Jacoby Ballard (2021) 

  • "A Queer History of the United States," Michael Bronski (2011) 

  • "Same-Sex Love & the Path to Wholeness: Perspecties on Gay & Lesbian Psychological Development, " Robert Hopcke, Karin Lofthus Carrington, & Scott Wirth (eds.) (1993) 

  • "Stone Butch Blues," Leslie Feinberg (1993) 

  • "The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World," Alan Downs (2005) 

 POC PSYCHOLOGY, INTERSECTIONALITY, & ANTI-RACISM 

  • "Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, & Therapy," Pamela Hays (2001) 

  • "Are Prisons Obsolete?," Angela Davis (2003) 

  • "Bad Feminist: Essays," Roxane Gay (2014) 

  • "Between the World & Me," Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015) 

  • "Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity," C. Riley Snorton (2017)

  • "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge," Robin Wall Kimmerer (2013) 

  • "The Disappearance of Rituals: A Topology of the Present," Byung-Chul Han (2019) 

  • "The Fire Next Time," James Baldwin (1963) 

  • "For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, & Coming Home," Keith Boykin (ed.) (2012) 

  • "God Is Red: A Native View of Religion," Vine Deloria Jr. (1973) 

  • "Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot," Mikki Kendall (2020)

  • "I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters," Bayard Rustin, Michael Long (ed.) (2012) 

  • "Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, & Sexual Orientation," Derald Wing Sue & Lisa Spanierman (2020) 

  • "El monte," Lydia Cabrera (1954) 

  • "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma & the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts & Bodies," Resmaa Menakem (2017) 

  • "Native American Postcolonial Psychology," Eduardo Duran (1995) 

  • "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander (2010) 

  • "The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco - Monterrey Bay Area," Malcolm Margolin (1997) 

  • "Pedagogia do Oprimido / Pedagogy of the Oppressed," Paulo Freire (1968) 

  • "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing," Joy DeGruy (2005)

  • "The Read (weekly podcast)," Kid Fury & Crissle (2013-present) 

  • "Ritual: Power, Healing, & Community," Malidoma Patrice Somé (1993) 

  • "Tao Te Ching," Lao Tzu (4th century BC) 

  • "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism," Robin DiAngelo (2018) 

  • "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide," Carol Anderson (2016) 

  • "Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography by Audre Lorde," Audre Lorde (1982) 

 TRAUMA / PTSD RECOVERY 

 

  • "Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, & Autism," Stanley Rosenberg (2017) 

  • "Anatomy of the Spirit: The 7 Stages of Power & Healing," Caroline Myss (1996) 

  • "The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love," Sonya Renee Taylor (2018) 

  • "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, & Body in the Healing of Trauma," Bessel van der Kolk (2014) 

  • "The Chalice & the Blade: Our History, Our Future," Riane Eisler (1987) 

  • "Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy," Francine Shapiro (2012) 

  • "Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation," Janina Fisher (2016) 

  • "Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma," Staci Haines (2007) 

  • "It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are & How to End the Cycle," Mark Wolynn (2016) 

  • "Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power & Spiritual Transformation," Sanaya Roman (1986) 

  • "Man's Search for Meaning," Viktor Frankl (1946) 

  • "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma & the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts & Bodies," Resmaa Menakem (2017) 

  • "The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing & Social Justice," Staci Haines (2019) 

  • "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing," Joy DeGruy (2005) 

  • "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment," Eckhart Tolle (1997) 

  • "Self-Therapy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Wholeness & Healing Your Inner Child Using IFS, A New, Cutting-Edge Psychotherapy (2nd ed.)," Jay Earley (2012) 

  • "Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder," Paul Mason & Randi Kreger (1998) 

  • "Trauma & Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror," Judith Herman (1992) 

  • "Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others," Laura van Dernoot Lipsky & Connie Burk (2007) 

  • "Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma," Peter Levine (1997) 

  • "When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress," Gabor Maté (2003)

  • "The Wisdom of Trauma (documentary)," Gabor Maté (2021) 

 RELATIONSHIPS, SEX, & INTIMACY 

 

  • "All About Love: New Visions," bell hooks (1999) 

  • "Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment & How It Can Help You Find - & Keep - Love," Amir Levine & Rachel Heller (2010) 

  • "The Erotic Mind: Unlocking the Inner Sources of Passion," Jack Morin (1995) 

  • "The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, & Other Freedoms in Sex & Love (3rd ed.)," Janet Hardy & Dossie Easton (2017) 

  • "The 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate," Gary Chapman (1992) 

  • "Girl Sex 101: A Queer Pleasure Guide for Women & Their Lovers," Allison Moon (2015) 

  • "Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma," Staci Haines (2007) 

  • "Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love," Sue Johnson (2008) 

  • "The Joy of Gay Sex (3rd ed.)," Charles Silverstein & Edmund White (2006) 

  • "Mating In Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence," Esther Perel (2006) 

  • "The Myth of Sex Addiction," David Ley (2012) 

  • "The New Bottoming Book," Dossie Easton (2001) 

  • "Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life," Marshall Rosenberg (1999) 

  • "Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good," adrienne maree brown (2019) 

  • "Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, & Consensual Nonmonogamy," Jessica Fern (2020)

  • "Radical Ecstasy: SM Journeys to Transcendence," Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy (2004) 

  • "Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, & What It Means for Modern Relationships," Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jethá (2010) 

  • "Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary," Morty Diamond (ed.) (2011) 

  • "Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology & Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate," Stan Tatkin (2016) 

  • "Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain & Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict & Build a Secure Relationship," Stan Tatkin (2012) 

 DRUG / SUBSTANCE USE & HARM REDUCTION 

  • "Chasing the Scream: The 1st & Last Days of the War on Drugs," Johann Hari (2015) 

  • "Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear," Carl Hart (2021) 

  • "Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight," Lindo Bacon (2008) 

  • "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction," Gabor Maté (2008) 

  • "The Ketamine Papers: Science, Therapy, & Transformation," Phil Wolfson & Glenn Hartelius (eds.) (2016) 

  • "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander (2010)

  • "Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide to Controlling Your Drug & Alcohol Use (2nd ed.)," Pat Denning & Jeannie Little (2017) 

  • "The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, & Sacred Journeys," James Fadiman (2011) 

  • "You Have the Right to Remain Fat," Virgie Tovar (2018) 

 THE ARTS AS THERAPEUTIC & TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE 

 

  • "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity," Julia Cameron (1992)

  • "The Expressive Body in Life, Art, & Therapy: Working with Movement, Metaphor, & Meaning," Daria Halprin (2008) 

 

  • "Handbook of Art Therapy," Cathy Malchiodi (2002) 

  • "Letters to a Young Poet," Rainer Maria Rilke (1929) 

  • "Miles: The Autobiography," Miles Davis & Quincy Troupe (1989) 

  • "The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir," Jenifer Lewis (2017) 

  • "Ritual: Power, Healing, & Community," Malidoma Patrice Somé (1993) 

  • "Song in a Weary Throat: Memoir of an American Pilgrimage," Pauli Murray (1987) 

  • "Walk Through Walls: A Memoir," Marina Abramović (2016) 

  • "Your Art Will Save Your Life: A Candid Guidebook About Art-Making in the Midst of Oppression," Beth Pickens (2018)