The Nap Ministry

New Release publishing October 11th

Rest is
Resistance:

A Manifesto

From the founder and creator of The Nap Ministry, Rest Is Resistance is a battle cry, a guidebook, a map for a movement, and a field guide for the weary and hopeful. 

This book is rooted in spiritual energy and centered in Black liberation, womanism, somatics, and Afrofuturism. With captivating storytelling and practical advice, all delivered in Hersey’s lyrical voice and informed by her deep experience in theology, activism, and performance art, Rest Is Resistance is a call to action and manifesto for those who are sleep deprived, searching for justice, and longing to be liberated from the oppressive grip of Grind Culture.

New Release publishing October 11th

Rest is
Resistance:

A Manifesto

From the founder and creator of The Nap Ministry, Rest Is Resistance is a battle cry, a guidebook, a map for a movement, and a field guide for the weary and hopeful. 

This book is rooted in spiritual energy and centered in Black liberation, womanism, somatics, and Afrofuturism. With captivating storytelling and practical advice, all delivered in Hersey’s lyrical voice and informed by her deep experience in theology, activism, and performance art, Rest Is Resistance is a call to action and manifesto for those who are sleep deprived, searching for justice, and longing to be liberated from the oppressive grip of Grind Culture.

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The Nap Ministry is an Organization of Multitudes.

We are the originators of the ‘rest as resistance’ and ‘rest as reparations’ frameworks, and create sacred spaces where the liberatory, restorative, and disruptive power of rest can take hold. Our work is seeded within the soils of Black radical thought, somatics, Afrofuturism, womanism, and liberation theology, and is a guide for how to collectively deprogram, decolonize, and unravel ourselves from the wreckage of capitalism and white supremacy. We believe our bodies are portals. They are sites of liberation, knowledge, and invention that are waiting to be reclaimed and awakened by the beautiful interruptions of brutal systems that sleep and dreaming provide.

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Founded by artist and theologian Tricia Hersey in 2016, The Nap Ministry evolved from Transfiguration, a performance where the artist explored reparations, resistance, Black Liberation Theology, and the spiritual practice of rest, and how it can be used as a direct line to our ancestors. 

For Transfiguration, Hersey combined her knowledge of theology, poetry, performance, archives, and community organizing, inevitably giving form to the frameworks, manifesto, tenets, and rest practices that would define The Nap Ministry. 

Tricia Hersey
Performance Artist | Writer | ​Activist | Theologian | Daydreamer.

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while listening to the single “Rest Life,” from the full album
of Rest Meditations coming soon from the Nap Bishop.
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