Practice: Healing in Direct Action with Miski Noor & Kandace Montgomery


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Irresistible (fka Healing Justice Podcast)

Society & Culture

In participation with the week of action In Defense of Black Lives, we’re republishing a practice that was shared under our previous name, Healing Justice, in April 2018. Kandace Montgomery and Miski Noor of Black Visions Collective in Minneapolis took time to share some reflections with us about how to practice incorporating healing and wellbeing into the preparation for action, during direct action itself, and in aftercare. You’ll hear stories, examples, and important questions to ask ourselves. We desperately wish this episode wasn’t so timely right now. For so many of our movements, times like now -- the moments when we are experiencing the most direct, deep racialized trauma, emergency, and injustice, when we really need to slow down for our own well-being -- are often the very moments that we also need to give the most, to escalate, to organize actions, hone our message, and fight back. We hope this wisdom-sharing from the past helps support you in taking the most grounded and sustainable action we can right now. For up to date trustworthy calls to action and places to donate, please see Black Visions Collective & the Movement for Black Lives. Transcript & all links to listen at Our corresponding conversation, Sustaining Ourselves When Confronting Violence, is findable at For more healing resources for BIPOC organizers & allies taking action for Black lives, visit ---- Thanks to Alyson Thompson for social media and Ana Cecilia for music. Irresistible is sponsored by Kalliopeia Foundation: Dedicated to reconnecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. Learn more at