Journal of Contemplative Inquiry
I’m the Only One Who Can Do It: Healing My Very Own Black Body through Contemplative Practice
Written in a combination of prose and poetry, this paper captures my journey to healing and healthy well-being. As a Black woman tenured professor who is also a mother of three Black girls, a wife to a Black man, I am full. And so, I have to make space to see my own self clearly. Each day as a Black woman, I have to set the intention to save my own life. In this selection, I bring to the page my experiences with contemplative body work and energy practices and capture my practice for survival, greater self-knowing and the desire for so much more joy.
"I’m the Only One Who Can Do It: Healing My Very Own Black Body through Contemplative Practice,"
Journal of Contemplative Inquiry: Vol. 9:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://digscholarship.unco.edu/joci/vol9/iss1/11