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Omowale, Presente!

Healing, like trauma, is stored in the body, but for black and brown bodied people, the world has taught us that our bodies are not safe – not safe from forced labor, not safe from forced imprisonment, not safe from brutality and murder. In our commitment to restore the bodily integrity that we deserve, our work reimagines the ways we integrate the wisdom of our Ancestors, healing arts, and practices that rewire our brains to change deeply seated trauma responses; techniques that foster sensation renewal – bringing feeling awareness back to the body – acknowledging that we must feel it to heal it. 

The Omowale Project, is an offering in response to the crisis moment of our time. Designed to support BIPOC leaders in fulfilling their lives’ work, our work reimagines the ways we integrate true and sustainable care of self and community - unseating deep, intergenerational trauma responses. The Omowale Project focuses on the healing necessary to create effective personal and professional practices, mindsets, and behaviors that will advance the racial equity movement. 


Pulling from the ancestral knowledge of our past, and reawakening the wisdom stored within, our work both builds and maintains our internal and collective capacity to heal, allowing for a new realm of joy and energy. Through our key programming Liberation through Individual and Collective Healing: A Pathway to Self-Nurturance©, our framework roots itself in ritual rest, unique combinations of healing modalities and cognitive rewiring techniques. The Omowale Project offers this space and these reparative tools in a time when such resources have never been needed more. 


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Emani Davis is the founder of The Omowale Project, a nonprofit organization designed to support social justice leaders with sustainable individual and community care. Named for her father Jomo Omowale, and rooted in the Black Panther’s core commitment to “Serve the People - Body and Soul,” Omowale affirms this effort by introducing effective and nourishing personal and professional practices that support leaders in centering healing and self-recovery and address internalized trauma. 


Though Emani has spent nearly three decades working in justice movements, her work at Omowale is grounded in her work as a healing practitioner, health educator and death doula. Emani’s approach incorporates both traditional and modern reparative techniques, deep rest, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ, PSYCH-K™ facilitation and Ayurvedic methodologies. Omowale’s work focuses on supporting people with trauma histories and those leading liberation movements to understand and mitigate the physical, intellectual, and emotional impacts of interacting with oppressive systems. 

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