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Speak | Train | Facilitate | Consult | Coach

   Hope dealer. Soul tender. Curious questioner. Love alchemist.  Justice warrior   


hello beloved,

My name is Kim Pevia. I am the Founder and Principal of K.A.P. Inner Prizes. I was born in Baltimore, MD, where I also studied psychology. Many years ago, I felt the call to come home to Robeson County, NC where my roots run deep as a member of the Lumbee Tribe. It was there in my own homecoming that my life shifted. I learned to let my intellect serve my spirit, my community, and Creator. This shift created the space and opportunity that led me to support others in their own homecoming.

“Hell is the place where nothing connects” TS Elliot

“Heaven is the place where we realize everything connects. Everything is circular.”  Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), All My Relations podcast

Whether being invited to join you as a Keynote speaker, trainer, or as thought partner for organizational cultural change, I help turn people toward each other to see others through the eyes of the heart. We live in a culture that tells us Safety is found is separation and disconnection —not only from each other but from ourselves, from our culture, from our bodies, from our emotions. Disconnection for protection is a falsehood, and it’s painful.  It is hell. It fights our natural instinct and need for connection. 

White supremacy culture is inculcated in our systems and structures and in us. It is in the soil and the water of our lives, how could it not be in us? How could it be any other way?

Colonial thinking insists that we separate ourselves, using only the mind and deny emotion and body. We, however, are NOT separate. I work with my clients to develop the tools they need to engage their emotions and bodies in partnership. When we align our mind, body, and spirit in our being, we unlock our own agency for radical change within ourselves, cultures, and systems --- change that is rooted in the safety, belonging, and love we so desperately need in such a time as this. 


Uprooting white supremacy culture is critical now, and it starts with us looking within. I work with organizations and individuals to find and uproot it. I use indigenous wisdom, love, and humor to move us into a more liberated world. I collaborate with experienced professionals to offer a range of customized services to support personal, organizational, and community growth & development, specializing in:​

  • Radical love

  • Emotional & somatic justice and liberation

  • Mindfulness & somatic embodied practices

  • Gifts of conflict & fear

  • Organizational relational culture shift

  • Whole human centered approach

  • Indigeneity and colonization

  • Uprooting your own stuff

  • Decolonizing your mind and practices

  • Decolonizing white supremacy culture

  • Grounded & relational race equity 

  • Restorative justice


Public Speaking

For over 30 years, I have given public talks often addressing the hard topics with humor and Indigenous wisdom. My goal is for folks to FEEL something, particularly what happens when we settle our bodies and bring our whole self (the head, heart, and spirit) into alignment. I invite breath and self awareness into the space, offering and modeling a way of being that connects us to our own humanity and to each other. With tools and practice, we can have the hard conversations that we need to have, and we can do the hard things we need to do so that WE ALL GET FREE. 

Ep 9: Kim A. Pevia
Roots 101 and Keynote at Roots Week with Alternate Roots on Friday 18 September 2020

Roots 101 and Keynote at Roots Week with Alternate Roots on Friday 18 September 2020

Roots 101 and Keynote 7:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 9:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10:30 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) Alternate ROOTS presents ROOTS Week Annual Meeting & Artists’ Retreat livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at from Friday 18 September to Sunday 4 October 2020. ROOTS Week Annual Meeting & Artists' Retreat is a one-of-a-kind gathering: several days of performances, art and organizing workshops, UpROOTing Oppressions sessions, visual art exhibitions, our famous Late Night cabarets, and voting in new members. Due to the pandemic the gathering will take place online and is free to all! Register on Eventbrite here today! ROOTS is an ever-growing, ever-evolving coalition of people committed to building a just world through arts, community, and activism. Our 2020 focus will be our theme The Fierce Urgency of Now. We hope you'll join us on this journey of collective, community learning in preparation for collective, community change. Artists, cultural organizers, and their families will come from across the South (and beyond!), joining an ever-growing, ever-evolving coalition of people committed to building a just world through arts, community, and activism. As we've reimagined what virtual ROOTS Week can be, we've allowed more time and spaciousness for us to gather together. This multi-week event of programming will include: Pod-organized UpROOTing space, Porch Sittin', art creation, and self-organized gathering space in the two “sandwich” weeks in addition to 3 programmed events during both “sandwich” weeks curated by ROOTS Week Staff. Voting in of new voting members will take place on the last weekend of ROOTS Week on October 4th. It is the mission of Alternate ROOTS to strive to be allies in the elimination of all forms of oppression, and we cultivate an intentionally diverse and inclusive community. We embrace all people—across race, gender, sexuality, religion, immigration status, ability, or any other marginalized identity. We actively resist racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, and all other forms of oppression.
Animating Democracy Session Two on Thursday 13 October 2022

Animating Democracy Session Two on Thursday 13 October 2022

Art2Action and Animating Democracy present Art, Race, and Dialogue, the second event in the series Animating Democracy: REFLECTING FORWARD, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at on Thursday 13 October 2022 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4). For more than two decades, Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, has created spaces for critical exchange and catalytic learning in the field. In supporting projects on the ground, so many issues and questions were raised and addressed by artists, cultural organizations, and their community partners. Many of these issues and questions persist, but in a changed and more charged context. In three fall events, the Animating Democracy: Reflecting Forward series considers the practice and progress of community-based and socially/civically-engaged art and culture over recent decades and its promise now and into the future. Each session brings together trailblazing artists and cultural leaders from Animating Democracy’s founding years and a new generation of leading-edge practitioners and thought leaders from the arts and other sectors. Through the lens of their work, featured speakers and artists will help articulate critical questions of the day and for the future of arts and culture work as a spark, invitation, and space for social and civic change. Watch the livestream on this page, or register here to join the Zoom room, receive reminders, and request a free copy of the groundbreaking book Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture: Findings from Animating Democracy.

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Community Board Affiliations

My service work has included founding the Artist Market-Pembroke, providing retail opportunities for local and regional artists in southeast North Carolina and serving as the President of the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, Board Chair of Women AdvaNCe, Board President of Southeastern Family Violence Center, Board Chair of the American Indian Women of Proud Nations, Board Chair of Alternate Roots, and as a member of the Governance Council for the Southern Movement Assembly.

I currently serve as the Board Chair for the annual Lumbee Film Festival and as a board member for Working Films and North Carolina Arts Council. I also engage in local community efforts for healing and reconciliation through facilitation of community healing circles, organizing to bring awareness, healing, and political action for the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in my community and around the country, and participation in the statewide Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Project led by Beloved Community Center.

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