December 25

By: Abolition Advent Movement Mondays with Coke Tani

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen this glory, the glory as of a parent's only child, full of grace and truth. (excerpt from John 1:1-14)

Reflect with Coke Tani as we explore the intersections of Abolition, Racial Justice, and Body Positivity

On this Christmas Monday, Join the Movement’s Abolition Advent Artist Coke Tani offers a way of engaging our intersectional focus and Christmas scripture with embodied spiritual practices. The video includes suggestions for modifying the movements to make them accessible for your body. The transcript for the video is available below.  Receive the blessings of Love-Made-Flesh in and with your body this Christmas.


Access a transcript of the video here.

Coke Tani is a liberatory spiritual director, body memoirist and teaching artist. She holds an MSW, MFA and MDiv, and can be found on Instagram: @CokeTani, Facebook: @Coke.Tani and at


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Artwork: “I Am Because We Are” by Melanie Cervantes.
Used with permission CC BY-NC-ND
Find more at Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative



"This is an invitation to love, study, struggle, search, and imagine what we have around us to make [abolition] possible, today…to share freedom dreams." — Derecka Purnell, in Becoming Abolitionists

Take Action

Abolition is ecstatic acceptance and collective joy.

  1. Continue your movement meditation today with Robert Monson’s Ritual for Black Joy offered by enfleshed.
  2. Take some time to journal or draw reflections on what you experienced of radical acceptance and collective joy in the movement meditation.  What does your experience show you/teach you about abolition?
Listen to the poem The Body is Not Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

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