“Half myth-buster, half crusader
and all the way fed up…” Washington Post

A Black Woman's Guide to Getting Free

coming Jul 2024

Unshackle your authentic self from the expectations and stereotypes of American culture through the 6 pillars of living free as a Black woman.

In A Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Free, Tamara Winfrey-Harris harnesses her unique alchemy—bold writing and astute cultural analysis with Black women unapologetically centered, leveraging sister wit, feminist principles, and yogic philosophy to illuminate a path to Black femme liberation. Explore the meaning of liberation and learn how to create a sustaining practice to nurture well-being along a freedom journey. The book’s narrative is woven around quick lists, tips, and stories from Black women that amplify steps in the liberation process.


praise for A Black Woman's Guide to Getting Free

"A guide for the sister who longs to be free, who longs for her daughters, her mother, her aunts, her play cousins, her classmates who are Black women to also be free—to be free together. Grab this book and your best friends and work through it together. Then share it with younger women and older women. Freedom is for every age and we come to it in different ways. Tamara has done the impossible—she has given us a guide to freedom no matter who we are or where we are in life."
Suzanne Walsh
President, Bennett College
This is a book Black women need now more than ever. In a time when the common narrative is that endless opportunities are available to all, Black women still live under the shadow of age-old stories and stereotypes that can make us feel limited. Winfrey-Harris reminds us that we can take off our capes and our crowns–that we are not required to be perfect or to save any soul but our own. With both practical reminders (practice breath work; write in a journal) and words of inspiration, this book promises to guide us to “the freedom to discover and live out your truths.”
Tamara Jeffries
Yogi, Educator
This is a potent and impactful book! ‘A Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Free’ by Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a brilliant exploration of self-liberation tapping into ancient wisdom that underscores the profound truth: regardless of external influences or societal conditioning, we are already whole and complete. This work serves as a roadmap, extending a beautiful invitation to all Black women to examine, unlearn, and rediscover the undeniable truth and beauty of who we really are.
Nikki Myers
IAYT Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, MBA, Founder Y12SR: The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
A Black Woman’s Guide to Getting Free is a roadmap to Black femme liberation, drawn from Tamara Winfrey-Harris’ frank feminist and anti-racist analysis and grounded in the real stories and experiences of Black women. It is a love letter, from writer to reader, that demands we love our authentic selves first and fiercely until the power of that love extends to our mothers, sisters, and daughters. This, the author says, is how we get free together. I believe her.
Deesha Philyaw
Author, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Tamara Winfrey-Harris is the author both Dear Black Girl (2021) and The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America (2015, 2021).