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I’m Thérèse Cator (she/her/hers) and I’m the Founder of Embodied Black Girl and the host of the Embodied Black Girl Podcast. I’m also a mother, a Leadership Coach, and Embodiment Practitioner and Teacher, a Healer and an Artist.

I’ve spent over 13 years guiding visionary humans to remember their wholeness, reclaim their radiance and untether from colonial conditioning in life and leadership in the name of healing and liberation for us all. My work lies at the intersection of leadership, spirituality, healing, somatics, mindfulness, decolonization and social change.

This podcast centers how we can deeply embody our liberation, healing and leadership to weave the new world. There will be thought-provoking conversations with visionary humans, personal stories and lessons and more.

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✨A Space of Deep Deep Nourishment ✨
I’m hosting the Embodied Black Girl Heal Deep Retreat this coming November 1-6 on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on 200 acres of land and mile long beach.

It’s going to be beautiful! Big nature! Beautiful Ceremony + Ritual! And real sisterhood!

If you’re being called to be there, listen to the call and take the leap and trust that soul nudge. So much of my journey has been listening to my soul and it’s something I practice daily.

If you want to be there I recommend that you secure your spot as early as possible (our last retreat sold out)! There are also some beautiful gifts available when you register now.

It would be an honor to have you there and hold space for us! 🌺🔥🌺

All the details can be found:


I’m feeling fired up!!! 🔥🔥🔥

Today I’m hosting HEAL an IG Live class where I’ll be riffing on the power of creating safe and brave space for Black women and femmes.

There are always conversations floating around about whether spaces for Black women are even necessary and needed and I’ll address that.

Also, once we are in those spaces navigating the relational realm can be both beautiful and complex.

There’s so much to say!
Join me on IG LIVE TODAY
February 3, 2023
2:15pm EST
(Click on the reminder button)

See you then!

As we celebrate Black History Month, it's also important to acknowledge that as a community we're also hurting in many ways.

The recent brutal murder of Tyre Nichols by police complicates our pain because Black officers are involved.

There are many more Black lives that have been stolen by police violence known and unknown.

So much of the grief we've experienced in the past few years has not been unprocessed. Our grief needs space to be witnessed in community.

Our Grief Vigil for Beloved Black Lives is about creating that space to honor and process our individual and collective grief.

During this gathering we'll be honoring the lives we've lost at the hands of police violence. We'll also be holding space for the grief that we're each carrying.

This gathering is FREE and open only to Black folks. Thank you for honoring this space.

Please join us for our collective cry.

Our grief tendresses will be Natalee Facey, Somatic Coach and Birth Doula along with Embodied Black Girl founder Thérèse Cator.

Link in bio @embodiedblackgirl #embodiedblackgirl #blacklivesmatter


This Black History Month we’re inviting our community to Center Embodiment with us!
Here are a few ideas on how to practice this…
✨Center your vision.
✨Center your softness.
✨Center your pleasure.
✨Center your rest.
✨Center your nourishment.
✨Center your community.
✨Center your ancestors.
✨Center your liberation.
✨Center yourself.

How will you center embodiment this month? Please share in the comments.

p.s. Later this week we’re holding a free gathering for the Black community. It will be a space for nourishment and to practice together. To receive the invitation join our newsletter. link @embodiedblackgirl #embodiedblackgirl #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2023

🎶: the incomparable @missjillscott

I know deep in my bones that Black women and femmes deserve spaces where we can center our healing and liberation.

We deserve beauty.
We deserve softness.
We deserve tending.
We deserve love.

It’s my honor to hold sacred space where we stand in our divinity. Where intergenerational pain is transformed into power. Where the blessings pour and we’re able to re👏🏾ceive 👏🏾them👏🏾.

This autumn, we’re creating yet another beautiful container for the healing of Black women and femmes. Registration just opened for our upcoming Embodied Black Girl Heal Deep Retreat!!! 🎉

We’ll gather from Nov 1-6 (during the annual Día de los Muertos celebrations) at an intimate eco-resort on the Pacific Coast of Mexico devoted to sustainable and regenerative practices and service to the local community.

We’ll be nestled between the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains on 200 acres of land and a pristine mile-long beach.

If you’ve been desiring deep healing, true sisterhood, adventure consider joining us. Really words can’t capture how beautiful and deep we go. It can only be experienced.

If you’re feeling the soul nudge to be there — listen. It’s going to be pure #blackgirlmagic 🖤
All the details can be found at @embodiedblackgirl
Also, thru February 1st there are some beautiful gifts available when you join us! Limited spots available.

🎥: @theresecator

#embodiedblackgirl #healdeep

Our community is hurting. This one cuts deep on so many levels. As we grieve, let’s hold dear the light Tyre Nichols was as we demand Justice. 🖤#justicefortyrenichols

🎥: @washingtonpost via @attorneycrump

Dear Black Folks,

I love you.
But especially in this moment.

Tyre Nichols deserved to live a fully vibrant life. To be his unique self. To skateboard. To be a dad and witness his 4-year old son grow. To become an elder. He deserved to live.

That is what we are all worthy of.

Take care of yourself and one another dear ones.

Loving us all deeply especially now.

Rest in power Tyre Nichols. Sending prayers to this family especially his mother and dear son. 🖤 #sayhisname


If you only read this today I want you to know...

You are worthy of unconditional love, because you are love. You are deserving of deep support, because our true nature is communal. And healing is your birthright, because you are your ancestors’ wildest dreams realized.

And while we live in a culture that have us forgetting our divinity, we can choose to remember.

The Embodied Black Girl Heal Deep Retreat is a sacred alchemical container for Black women and femmes where we remember — our worth, our ancestral gifts and our divinity.

As you commune with yourself, other beloveds and nature you unmap from interpersonal, cultural and colonial wounds.

From a space of deep nourishment, we remember our wildness, we embody our pleasure, we transform through sisterhood, we root to your most expansive expression of life and leadership.

If you're a Black women who's been desiring a container where you're deeply seen and held you're invited to join us.

Together we'll experience deep belly laughs, cry, sing, dance, share from our souls and eat the most delicious food. This retreat is deep soul medicine and coming home to your most luminous self.

And when you register by Feb 1st there are two beautiful gifts!!!

If this speaks to your soul it would be my honor to have you join us for a beautiful regenerative and sustainable adventure!

Link @embodiedblackgirl 🌺 #embodiedblackgirl

There’s deep power when Black women + femmes gather to center our healing and liberation. It’s my honor and calling to hold this sacred alchemical space.

And today, as I emerge from a deep winter rest this announcement feels like the first sprouts of Spring emerging! 🌱🌱🌱

I’m overjoyed to share that our Embodied Black Girl Retreat for Black women + femmes will take place this autumn from November 1st - 6th! 🌺

And registration for the retreat officially opens TOMORROW Friday, January 27th!

If you want to be among the first to receive the details and register join our waitlist! Those on the waitlist will have the first opportunity to secure your spot tomorrow! We currently have exactly 172 folks on the waitlist! 🤯💜

I can’t wait to share tomorrow!

🌺link @embodiedblackgirl

#embodiedblackgirl #blackwomenhealing

✨The Best Mental Health Books of 2022✨

Happy New Year!!! 🌟🎊🌟

When Rebecca Ruiz, Senior Features Writer at @mashable asked for my favorite mental health books of 2022 my pick was Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey founder of @thenapministry 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

It’s a phenomenal read and literally had me snatching my pillow! Have you read it? It makes me want to start an EBG Book Club! Who’s down?! 🙋🏿‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️

Another book that made the list are What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo @foofoofoo

To check out the full list head over to the link in our bio @embodiedblackgirl 💜

And please share in the comments: What were your favorite mental health/healing/wellness books of 2022? 📚🙏🏾

#bestof2022 #mentalhealth #bestbooks #bestbooksof2022 #embodiedblackgirl

Thank you @trevornoah for giving Black women our flowers!!! 💐💐💐

As a Black women, I know all too well that we can’t afford to f*ck around because our lives and the lives of our children are on the line. Which is why it’s so important for Black women to center our joy, pleasure, rest and healing.

Thank you Trevor for 7 years of Black brilliance and excellence. You spoke life and truth!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

#embodiedblackgirl #trevornoah


(This is an excerpt of a piece that was shared on our newsletter. Subscribe for more goodness.)

The first time I was called strong was in grade school.

I’ve met Black women from all over the world who can relate.

The strength of Black women and isn’t a permission slip for our society to uphold the status quo.

Our Strength isn’t a weapon to deny us of our dignity.
To see us only as strong strips us of our humanity. To see us only as strong allows the most unbearable and unthinkable crimes of humanity to persist.
〰️Our children being slaughtered by police brutality, our lives being stolen at childbirth.
〰️Our pain being questioned.
〰️Our siblings being locked away in cages.
〰️Our Black trans sisters being murdered.

These atrocities are too often hidden behind the phrase.

“You’re so strong.”

Today, our strength can no longer be a scapegoat to bear injustice and to allow others to be feign weakness.

Alongside our strength is deep tenderness.
We won’t be denied of our tenderness.
We refuse to forget our softness.
We will no longer be severed from our sensitivity.

For Black women and femmes embracing and expressing our strength and sensitivity is revolutionary and a reclamation of our humanity.


A gentle reminder: Today Thursday, December 8th is the last day to receive the beautiful and *new* early enrollment bonuses when you join us for Circle of Reclamation! (You have until 11:59pm Pacific) 🤗

The support and depth is incredible and we’re proud to be able to offer accessible sliding scale pricing. 🙌🏾

Together let’s do the deep work to heal intergenerationally, restore our ancestral gifts and embody the depth of our leadership.

This is for us, our beloveds, our ancestors and our communities.

All the details can be found at:

I trust if it speaks to your heart you’ll join us. 💜

Hello Loves! I’m giving you a peek at our xmas tree! 🎄And popping in to remind you that today is the last day for early enrollment bonuses for Circle of Reclamation! Join us by TODAY December 8th at 11:59pm Pacific and you’ll receive some gorgeous early enrollment bonuses which includes one of our most popular offerings Decolonial Visioning a half-day workshop to intentionally and intuitively plan your year which is happening live in January!

Circle of Reclamation is an ongoing emergent container for embodied healing and decolonial leadership created for Black women and femmes and women and femmes of color.
You can join monthly, quarterly or yearly! And I’m so proud to be offering accessible pricing to make this work available to more folks in our community! We have a beautiful collective coming together and I’d love to have you join us! 🤗

All the details can be found at 💖


There’s so much pressure to be perfect when it comes to sharing our deepest gifts and work with the world.

However, perfectionism is a colonial construct.
And it totally makes sense that in this culture, that we want to focus on everything being perfect.

However, I often remind myself that some of the greatest inventions some of the greatest artwork were “mistakes” or happy accidents.

And if those individuals didn’t allow and give themselves space and grace, that magic would never have existed.

So instead of orienting towards having to have something be perfect, let’s orient towards play.

And when we orient towards allowing ourselves to play, we just show up in devotion to whatever it is that we’re doing at that time. We show up for the magic. And being devoted to practice that is what allows to us to create from a place of excellence.

But the trick is we have to let go.


Circle of Reclamation is officially open for enrollment for the first time in over a year!

Circle of Reclamation is an ongoing emergent community for Black women and femmes + women and femmes of color where we root to our deepest healing, remember our innate radiance and revolutionize our leadership.

We do this work with deep care for ourselves, one another and our communities.

And when you join us by THURSDAY (12/8) you’ll receive some gorgeous early enrollment bonuses!

This is the space for us by us and I can’t wait to gather together.

Learn all about it at: link in bio @embodiedblackgirl


The Get Free Masterclass was so much fun!!! Thank you for coming and for dancing with me! 💃🏾💃🏿💃🏽💃🏿

Today, I’m overjoyed and dancing because Circle of Reclamation is officially open for enrollment!

Circle of Reclamation is an on-going emergent journey of deep healing, expanded leadership and reclamation. I’ve had the honor of holding this beautiful container for women and femmes all over the world!

Now more than ever we need to do the deep internal work to show up as rooted leaders in our relationships, communities and work. This journey is my heart and soul and I’m blown away by the wise humans in our community.

This evolution of Circle of Reclamation is for Black women and femmes and women and femmes of color so that we can go deeper and explore topics that impact us and our communities.

We have a beautiful flow and format with sliding scale pricing and honestly the amount of depth and value here is absolutely incredible!

This is the most accessible way to work together this year.

And we have some beautiful early enrollment bonuses when you join us by this Thursday (12/8)! 💜

It would be an honor if you joined us! You can read all about it here:

​​ link in bio @embodiedblackgirl #embodiedblackgirl #circleofreclamation