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Our 4th Annual Global Healing Festival by Embodied Black Girl is around the corner — happening on June 9th!🎉🌺⚡️

My heart is bursting with joy as I see the community that’s gathering for this.

This year our theme is The Future is Embodied: The Rest-volution ❤️‍🔥

I deeply admire these brilliant Black women who’ll be joining us...

Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry! If you haven’t read her book Rest is Resistance go get yourself a copy and get ready for the amazing conversation we’re about to have!

Dr. Jennifer Mullan, Decolonizing Therapy who’ll be guiding us in an exploration about embodiment and boundaries.

Tigidanka “TK” Saccoh, founder of The Darkest Hue who will guide us in a necessary and deeply nuanced conversation on colorism.

Natalee Facey, Somatic Healing Coach and Doula who’ll be leading us in a somatic practice to deepen our capacity to receive.

And it will be hosted by Thérèse Cator who’ll also weave a tapestry of embodied healing us in what will be an experiential and integrative session.

It’s going to be absolutely beautiful gathering! It happens only ONCE A YEAR!

The festival is online + 100% free to attend live! Join us for what will be a nourishing and healing day!
Sign up for free at:
https://embodiedblackgirl.com/ghf-2023 link in bio @embodiedblackgirl

#embodiedblackgirl #globalhealingfestival
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Today, marks the 3 year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. May we always say his name and may the most privileged among us do their part in creating a world where we can all be truly free.

I’m grateful that a few members of our community gathered today for a somatics class. It gave us a chance to alchemize the emotions that arose.

The prayer we’ll continue hold in our hearts is simple…
May we all get free.

Rest in power Brother Floyd. 🖤🖤🖤

📸: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
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Beloved Ones,

I`m overjoyed to share that the 4th Annual Global Healing Festival by @embodiedblackgirl is here and it`s happening on Friday, June 9th, 2023!!! 🎉🥳❤️‍🔥

This festival nourishes the healing and liberation of Black women and women and femmes of color!

Our theme this year is...

✨The Future is Embodied: The Rest-volution✨

This is your invitation to enter the dream space where rest is life and our bodies are revolutionary portals and oracles for liberation.

We’ve brought together today’s modern day visionary wisdom keepers and culture-shapers for a day where we’ll explore how we can cultivate true individual and collective freedom.

Who`s Invited?🌺

Our work centers Black women and femmes and extends to women and femmes of color. If you hold any of those identities please do join us!

Everyone is welcome to support this work so we can make somatics and wellness more accessible to our community. When you do you`ll also receive the festival recordings in gratitude! Thank you for your support.

Our Honored Guests🌺

We`re deeply humbled and honored to be graced by the presence and brilliance of these amazing honored guests! Here`s a preview of what`s in store...

Natalee Facey, @nataleefacey Somatic Healing Guide + Birthworker, will guide us into deeper attunement with our bodies and ground us as we expand our capacity to receive.

Tigidankay "TK" Saccoh, The Darkest Hue @darkest.hue will lead us in a necessary and nuanced conversation and exploration on colorism.

Dr. Jennifer Mullan, Decolonizing Therapy @decolonizingtherapy will lead us in an exploration of boundaries at the intersection of embodiment.

Tricia Hersey, The Nap Ministry @thenapministry will be in conversation with Thérèse Cator as they explore the depths of her seminal New York Times Bestselling book Rest is Resistance.

Thérèse Cator, Embodied Black Girl will weave a tapestry of embodied healing through song, somatics and poetry to commune with the depth and breadth of your being.

And that`s only the beginning, it`s going to be an absolutely beautiful and immersive day!

The festival is online+ 100% free to attend live! #embodiedblackgirl #globalhealingfestival
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In 2020, when I learned that Ahmaud Arbery was born on Mother’s Day it broke me.

Later this month, will mark the three year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd whose last words were calling for his mother. Today, let’s say a prayer for Black mothers, the ones who’ve been named here and the names we many never know.

I pray that our humanity and that of our children. May we be protected. May we be free.

A PRAYER FOR BLACK MOTHERS​
​(written May 2020)
Ahmaud Arbery was born on Mother’s Day in 1994.

There are countless Black mothers who’ve had to (and continue to) bury their children due to senseless hatred.

Today…
We pray for Wanda Jones, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother.
We pray for Allison Jean, Botham Jean’s mother.
We pray for Charmaine Edwards, Jordan Edwards’ mother.
We pray for Dominika Stanley, Aiyana Stanley Jones’ mother.
We pray for Geneva Reed-Veal, Sandra Bland’s mother.
We pray for Georgia Ferrell, Jonathan Ferrell’s mother.
We pray for Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother.
We pray for Lesley McSpadden, Mike Brown’s mother.
We pray for Lucy McBath, Jordan Davis’ mother.
We pray for Maria Hamilton, Dontre Hamilton’s mother.
We pray for Kadiatou Diallo, Amadou Diallo’s mother.
We pray for Monica McBride, Renisha McBride’s mother.
We pray for Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice’s mother.
We pray for Se`Quette Clark, Stephon Clark’s mother.
We pray for Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother.
We pray for Valerie Bell, Sean Bell’s mother.
We pray for Valerie Castile, Philando Castile’s mother.
We pray Yolanda Carr, Atatiana Jefferson’s mother.

We pray for all the Black mothers who have lost children to hatred.
We pray for Black mothers who’s hearts are weary, who are tired, who are afraid, who are grieving and who need comfort now.

May your children who are no longer here be held in our Ancestors’ embrace.
May all of our children who are with us be protected.
May you be granted sweet grace.
May love enter every cell of your being.
May you be comforted.
May you find peace.
May you be made new.

Àṣẹ. Aameen. Amen.
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Reflecting on this quote by Audre Lorde today…
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” 🔥🔥🔥
I’ll be sharing more in an upcoming newsletter so if you want to receive it sign up at www.embodiedblackgirl.com link in bio @embodiedblackgirl

#embodiedblackgirl #audrelorde
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Today is the 4 Year Anniversary of our annual Global Healing Festival gathering!!!
Over the past 4 years we’ve had thousands of Black, Indigenous and Folks of Color attend this gathering!
Thank you for attending and sharing how it has profoundly impacted your life!
We’ve received so many love letters over the years. Thank you! Your words keep us all going!

Thank you to all of our honored guests who shared their brilliance with such generosity! Literally so many gems have been dropped over these years!

Thank you to all the angels behind the scenes who make this happen!
This couldn’t be a reality without all of you.

I’m infinitely grateful for this community that has emerged from a vision that was planted by God! I had a new baby at the time and didn’t know how I’d make it happen but the way was made because it was a divine assignment.

Today we celebrated this beautiful milestone and it was soooo much fun!
Thank you everyone who attended today and sent heartfelt wishes of congratulations!!!
And YES the 4th annual Global Healing Festival is in the works!!! 💖 #embodiedblackgirl #blessed #grateful #globalhealing #globalhealth
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If your healing work makes you numb to the injustices of the world it’s not healing it’s colonization. #embodiedblackgirl #healing ...

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