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Wed, Jun 05


Babel Loft

Prentis Hemphill, author of "What It Takes To Heal" in conversation with adrienne maree brown.

Join us to celebrate the launch of debut author, Prentis Hemphill, "What It Takes To Heal" with adrienne maree brown at the beautiful, Babel Loft in Brooklyn. Happy Hour before (6:30pm) and after.

Prentis Hemphill, author of "What It Takes To Heal" in conversation with adrienne maree brown.
Prentis Hemphill, author of "What It Takes To Heal" in conversation with adrienne maree brown.

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Babel Loft, 646 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

About the Event

Paid Bar. Happy Hour: 6:30pm.

About the Book:

From one of the most prominent voices in the trauma conversation comes a groundbreaking new way to heal on a personal and collective level.  As we emerge from the past few years of collective upheaval, are we ready to face the complexities of our time with joy, authenticity, and connection? Now, more than ever, we must learn to heal ourselves, connect with each other, and embody our values. In this revolutionary book, Prentis Hemphill shows us how.   What It Takes to Heal argues that the principles of embodiment awareness—the recognition of our body’s sensations, habits, and the beliefs that inform them—are critical to lasting healing and change. Hemphill, an expert embodiment practitioner , therapist, and activist, who has partnered with Brene Brown, Esther Perel, among others, shows us that we don't have to carry our emotional burdens alone. Hemphill demonstrates a future in which healing is done in community, weaving together stories from their own experience as a trauma survivor with clinical accounts and lessons learned from their time as a social movement architect. They ask, "what would it do to movements, to our society and culture to have the principles of healing at the very center? And what does it do to have healing at the center of every structure, and everything we create?"  In this life-affirming framework for the way forward, Hemphill shows us how to heal our bodies, minds, and souls, to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to bust down the doors of disconnection and take the necessary risks to reshape our world towards justice.

About the Author:

Prentis Hemphill is a writer, embodiment facilitator, political organizer, and therapist. They are the founder and director of the Embodiment Institute and the Black Embodiment Initiative, and the host of the acclaimed podcast Finding Our Way. Their work and writing have appeared in The New York Times, HuffPost, You Are Your Best Thing (edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown) and Holding Change (by adrienne maree brown).

About the Conversation Partner:

Credit for the headshot goes to Anjali Pinto.

adrienne maree brown grows healing ideas in public through her multi-genre writing, her collaborations and her podcasts. Informed by 25 years of movement facilitation, somatics, Octavia E Butler scholarship and her work as a doula, adrienne has nurtured Emergent Strategy, Pleasure Activism, Radical Imagination and Transformative Justice as ideas and practices for transformation. She is the author/editor of several published texts, cogenerator of a tarot deck and a developing musical ritual. adrienne's forthcoming book Loving Corrections will be released on August 20 from AK Press.

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