Everywhere you look right now you can find @thenapministry and her new book, “Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto” — and I f**king LOVE it.
Atlanta’s self-proclaimed “Nap Bishop” Tricia Hersey is splashed all over the pages of the NYT (and is now a bestseller!) and you’ll find her making the podcast rounds, too.
I couldn’t love her message more. Hersey weaves together
Black liberation theology
Womanist theory and praxis
A critique of capitalism
The legacy of slavery
Our bodies as a site of resistance and liberation
The notion of enoughness
Why urgency’s a myth
The history of labor
Community care vs self care
The inherent divinity and goodness of every body (yours too)
And so much more. Check out her recent interview with Glennon Doyle for a great introduction.
Love the ways in which Hersey has combined her theological training as an M.Div with performance art and community care. It’s just *chef’s kiss*. Inspired interdisciplinary work that the world needs so much.