I had the absolute honor to be interviewed by Janice Gassam Asare for Forbes about how we can connect to our bodies to promote racial healing and it was such a beautiful conversation!
I’m deeply devoted to creating a culture that’s rooted in justice, liberation and equity and to me that means decolonizing healing and leadership. As someone who holds space for the Black community, for communities of color and for mixed groups (where people of races, class, and backgrounds come together) I can share that there’s individual work for of us to do and there’s collective work for us to do together.
We can’t heal if we don’t address the elephant in the room. Our healing requires us to orient towards new furtures that I know we’re capable of creating.
Our interconnectedness can no longer be denied or ignored because all of our lives depends on it. And it starts with our bodies.
This is our second Forbes feature this year and my prayer is that this work reaches those who need it most. If you enjoyed this article please share it with your community, this is for all of us.
Thérèse Cator Shares How We Can Connect With Our Bodies To Promote Racial Healing
by Janice Gassam Asare for Forbes
Until we are able to create tools that allow us to travel in time, we cannot go back and right the wrongs of our past. The popular saying says that hindsight is 20/20; but does a world and specifically a country that is marred with racial scars have the hindsight to heal and repair? The backlash against the teaching of Black history, critical race theory, and the banning of books like Beloved would say no. We are still struggling towards the point of understanding—we don’t have the hindsight yet to fully conceive the ways that racism impacts every structure and system that we exist within. What does the process of healing look like for individuals and communities? Thérèse Cator is a trauma-informed embodiment practitioner who specializes in helping people develop a connection to their bodies that promotes wellness and healing. Cator’s work provides an intersectional and decolonial lens that is rare in an “overwhelming white, ableist and self-centered” somatics field. Cator sat down with Forbes to share more about her work and how we, as a society, can move towards a place of greater wellness and healing.