Zenzele Isoke is Associate Professor & Chair of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She has practiced meditation since 2005 and has been an active member of Common Ground Meditation Community since 2014. A mother of two Black women, Zenzele designs and teaches university courses that integrate mindfulness of body and breath techniques with Black feminist theory to teach about race, gender, and empire for undergraduate students. She is the author of Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance (Palgrave 2013). Zenzele also leads BIPOC meditation at the Yoga Room in North Minneapolis.