Dr. Lakisha R. Lockhart is a playful womanist scholar-activist. She is currently the Director of the STREAM Youth Theology Institute and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. This southern lady hails from Columbus, GA by way of Waynesville, MO. She received her B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Claflin University, M.Div with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Wesley Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University, and recently received her PhD from Boston College in Theology and Education. Her work focuses on womanish modes of play as a pedagogical tool for theological education. These playful tools can provide space for agency, cultural expression and embodiment for both adults and young people. She has also been a Zumba Instructor since 2013 and loves to move and dance. She believes in the power of play, movement, aesthetics, and creative arts in life and in theology. She actively advocates for the usage of the body as a locus for doing theology through engaged and embodied pedagogical practices.

Session for Becoming Conference:
Wearing your Crown
Is your crown tilted to the side, and what do you do when it is? Are up wearing your crown or someone else’s? Come engage in relevant discussion and embodied activities around what is means to truly wear YOUR crown and to be the Queen you have been called to be.

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