Shelly Tygielski has been hailed by individuals ranging from President Joe Biden to Arianna Huffington and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn to Maria Shriver. She is the founder of the global, grassroots mutual aid organization, Pandemic of Love, soon to be the subject of a TV series, All Hands on Deck, hosted by both Shelly and actress Debra Messing (Will & Grace). Shelly has spoken at over 75 corporations and conferences and her work has been featured in over 100 media outlets, including CNN Heroes, The Kelly Clarkson Show, CBS Mornings, the New York Times and Washington Post. She is a trauma-informed mindfulness teacher and a Garrison Institute Fellow who has been called one of the “12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful Magazine. Her previous book is Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Philanthropic Leadership at Indiana University's Lilly School of Philanthropy focusing her research on decolonizing philanthropy. How We Ended Racism was born out of a curriculum designed by Shelly and Justin Michael Williams proven to help people feel more authentic in building connections with people who seem different than them; feel comfortable spreading knowledge about ending racism from a place of confidence; and most importantly, take action in their families, communities, workplaces, and schools, in ways they never thought possible.
HOW WE ENDED RACISM Realizing a New Possibility in One Generation