Rest as Reparations with Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry
Source: Healing Justice Podcast
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Behavioral Health Leaders
Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Experience of Racism, Discrimination, and Oppression, Religious or Spiritual Support, Self-help/Emotional Regulation, Trauma-informed
Living through systemic oppression is exhausting. The lack of rest experienced by BIPOC individuals impacts their physical and mental health. The Nap Ministry—which was founded by Tricia Hersey—wants folks to examine the liberating power of naps and believes that rest and napping are necessary for all that we hope to achieve, including resistance. Tricia’s research interests include black liberation theology, womanist theology, somatics, cultural trauma, and reparations. Her work as a teaching artist, archivist assistant, and trainer of arts-integrated curriculum has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, United States Peace Corps, and Google Chicago. Visit Tricia’s website. You can follow The Nap Ministry (@napministry) on all social media platforms.