This Impacts You, Too: How Being Anti-Racist Frees Us All

Join us at Scrawl Books on Monday, February 19 at 7PM as we welcome Caroline J. Sumlin! Caroline is the local author of We’ll All Be Free, and she’ll be leading a workshop titled: This Impacts You, Too: How Being Anti-Racist Frees Us All. This event will be a casual, classroom style, with plenty of room for questions! Whether you’re just starting your anti-racism journey or looking to go deeper, you won’t want to miss this discussion!


Caroline J. Sumlin is a writer, speaker, and educator with a passion for helping all people to reclaim their self-worth and their humanity. A former foster child turned adoptee, Caroline brings awareness, healing, and liberation to the topics of toxic white supremacy culture, systemic injustice, mental health, faith reconstruction, and bold, purposeful living to her growing audience. She received her bachelor of arts from Howard University and resides with her husband and their two daughters in Northern Virginia.


Writer, speaker, and educator uncovers how cultural expectations derived from a history of white supremacy are the source of our self-doubt, toxic beliefs, and unrelenting pursuit of someone else's version of "success." This intimate journey of self-discovery equips you to silence the voices that seek to keep you down and to value yourself as never before.

Discover a Better Standard of Excellence

You're not good enough. How many of us internalize this belief before we even reach adulthood? How many of us feel unworthy and unable to live up to what seem like impossible-yet-completely-arbitrary standards? Where do these toxic beliefs about ourselves come from? And who told us there is a way we are "supposed" to be anyway?

With passion and compassion, Caroline J. Sumlin reveals the force that keeps all of us, whether we are part of a marginalized group or not, from freely expressing who we are as image bearers of God: white supremacy culture. Sharing her own story, she helps you see the wide-ranging effects of living in a culture of white supremacy. She identifies the damaging beliefs we internalize from our very earliest days and shows us how to find clarity and freedom as we dismantle the oppressive structures that hem us in and force us to conform.

If you have struggled with perfectionism, self-doubt, unworthiness, or the unrelenting pressure to pursue someone else's version of "success," you will find here the tools you need to silence the voices that seek to keep you down and to value yourself as never before.

Event date: 
Monday, February 19, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
11911 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA 20190
We'll All Be Free: How a Culture of White Supremacy Devalues Us and How We Can Reclaim Our True Worth By Caroline J. Sumlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781540902894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Baker Books - July 25th, 2023