book review: rest is resistance by tricia hersey

Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey

Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey

What are the main ideas?

If I implemented one idea from this book right now, which one would it be?

do not wait to rest. if my body is telling me i need rest, rest now.

How would I describe the book to a friend? in the best possible way, this book shattered some timespace barriers that i didn’t even know i needed broken. the subject matter is revolutionary (in the revolutions are not one time things kind of way) and the delivery is astounding. somehow, tricia hersey has captured the power and energetics of the black sermon in writing and through a single channel, her. of course, she isn’t in the work alone and she regularly brings in all of her inspirations, ancestors, and more. but so much of my experience of black sermons are about the interaction: the pastor’s voice interacting with the organ and the choir interacting with the bodies of listeners and worshippers interacting with Spirit. the book somehow really reads like all of that energy is present. the small swells lead to bigger swells, the refrains deepening and deepening. phew. the craft is just next level. be ready to be transformed or don’t pick this up.

reminder: book review structure

words / writing / post-processing
377w / 14min / 4min