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GETTING FREE IS A DAILY PRACTICE ROOTED IN ABUNDANCE AND POSSIBILITY. 

Emanuel H.  Brown (he/him) is a Black Caribbean Trans-Masculine Land Steward and Executive Director for Acorn Center for Restoration and Freedom.  Emanuel has a Master’s of Social Work with a focus on community mental health and has trained in multiple schools of somatic practice. As an Embodied Freedom Practitioner, Emanuel uses new/old healing, art, and spiritual technology to invite people into freedom as a daily practice. A work he calls “HEARTS Justice”, his approach gained the attention of numerous institutions and movement spaces over the last 6 years. He has been invited as facilitator, panelist, and curator by Auburn Seminary, Faith Matters Network, Allied Media Conference,  St. Luis University Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, National Sexual Assault Conference, Resonance Network, and Facing Race. A creative in his own right Emanuel's voice challenges people to integrate a pro-Black and Trans*-affirming stance within wellness and healing spaces and create new narratives of Blackness. He has authored works found in the Deconstructionist Playbook: An Anthology, Women’s Studies Quarterly: Black Love, and The Gender Affirmative Model: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Children.  Emanuel loves to share his ideas on freedom and has been a featured guest on podcasts and web series What's the Big Idea?!, TransLash Podcast, and Justice is Essential. Emanuel has been honored as a Senior Fellow for Pop Culture Collaborative, Southern Healing Star Awardee, and is currently a fellow for The Reverb online magazine.

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Emanuel is currently taking requests for speaking engagements, as a guest on your podcast or live streaming events, panel and more. Emanuel's commitment to deconstructing capitalist models means he has various ways he gathers resources for his intellectual and creative labor. Please include how you would resource this request in your message.

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