Renowned civil rights activist Valarie Kaur explains how love can be used to effect transformative political and social change
'In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.' -Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love
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
'In a world ravaged by anger and hatred, Valarie Kaur offers a vision of "Revolutionary Love", not as platitude or panacea, but rather as a powerful weapon against intolerance and injustice. It may well be our only hope for peace and understanding in these troubled times.' -Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
'Tested and tempered by suffering, but rising up with hope and joy, Kaur shows us how to love others, opponents, and ourselves in ways that will bring us closer to the Beloved Community. This book will change your life.' -Parker J. Palmer, author of Let Your Life Speak
'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 reimagin
Valarie Kaur is a civil rights activist, lawyer, filmmaker, innovator and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. She has won national acclaim for her story-based advocacy, helping to win policy change on issues ranging from hate crimes to digital freedom. Her speeches have reached millions worldwide and inspired a movement to reclaim love as a force for justice. A daughter of Sikh farmers in California, she earned degrees from Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School and Yale Law School, and holds an honorary doctorate. She lives in Los Angeles, USA, with her husband, son and daughter.