Tricia Hersey is an artist, theatre maker, spiritual director, theologian and community organiser from Chicago, living in Atlanta. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organisation that examines rest as a form of resistance by curating safe spaces for the community to rest via Collective Napping Experiences, immersive workshops, performance art installations and social media. The Nap Ministry is the only organisation that has led over one hundred in-person Collective Napping Events. Their virtual work has been experienced in London and Amsterdam, with booking requests in Australia, Kenya and New Zealand.
Tricia Hersey's research interests include Black liberation theology, womanism, somatics and cultural trauma. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Tricia's work has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, United States Peace Corps, Google Global and universities and organisations globally.