Heart-Centered Practice: Embodying a Racial Justice Framework

By centering the heart we open up new ways of being together — and new, more powerful strategies to build racial justice.

We lead with our humanity and the centrality of our relationships, making space to acknowledge how our bodies and hearts feel. We seek to build a sense of belonging and heal from the traumas of living in systems of advantage and oppression.

— on Centering the Heart, from HIP’s Strategic Plan

My Own Experience with Integrating the Head and the Heart

Shifting into an Acknowledgment of the Heart

  • Developing an ever-evolving vocabulary and collective analysis about what it means to be heart-centered
  • Norming the practice of talking about how emotionally regulated we are individually
  • Making space for shared reflection about how a body of work affects us as people
  • Listening deeply to those who have been most impacted
  • Breathing together more, paying attention to how our bodies feel, and articulating that to one another




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