Prentis Hemphill

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Prentis Hemphill is a writer, an 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. For the last ten years, Prentis has practiced and taught somatics in social movement organizations and offered embodied practice during moments of social unrest and organizational upheaval.

In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?

My work around embodiment is partly about remembering that there is something powerful and real in living, as though you are flesh and finite. Nature inspires me when I bear witness to the cycles, the interconnection, the inherent wisdom of all things. I’m inspired by the nature that is me, the parts of me that are untamable, feeling, and are a part of these same cycles and circles of connection.

What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?

It means to acknowledge the already existing web of connection that we live within and that creates us. It means that we embody and value reciprocity. It means that all living beings can live and die with dignity.

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