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    Black Girl Magik welcomes all self-identifying women of the African diaspora on a voyage of self-realization and self-love to contribute to “Our Stories.” Our editorial themes provide a means for us to spend time meditating on a topic, in order to focus on healing. We review submissions on a rolling basis in conjunction with our current or upcoming theme.

    submission guidelines

    Visual

    e.g. photo journal, visual poem, mixed media

    Format: High resolution .jpeg(s)
    Size: 1MB max per image

    Written

    e.g. experiences within the African Diaspora, journal, current events, reviews

    Format: Word.doc, .docx
    Length: between 600 to 1000 words (with the exception of poetry)

    Video

    e.g. music video, narrative and documentary-style piece, conceptual art video, short film

    Format: YouTube link, Vimeo link, or alternative media host link (typically .mov or .mp4)

    Audio

    e.g. voice note, reflection, affirmation, free-written, song

    Format: YouTube link, Vimeo link, or alternative media host link (typically .mp3)

    pitch your idea

    We accept pitches first:
    Pitches should be 100 - 200 word descriptions on the who, what, why or how of your piece, with a working title. Once pitch is approved, you will be given 1 week to send your final draft to BGM editorial.

    Disconnecting to Reconnect

    The Black Girl Magik collective supports each member in her healing journeys through our annual self-care break. During this time we disconnect from social media to the capacity our programming allows, the internet and other distractions to further reconnect with ourselves. Additionally, we take this time to re-engage with the mission of the collective and to return the root of what it means to organize and build collectively. We are now considering what this self-care break can look like when we invite transparency into our restoration process, and engage our community through physical programming.

    The main goal of our residency with Powrplnt is to provide resources for women of color to engage in restoration and healing and to define self-care on their terms. We aim to: 1) conjure the capacity to center the resilience of women of color; 2) provide resources for women of color to engage in restoration and healing with us, and to define self-care on their terms; 3) host programming, open studios and discussions for and with the community.

    Healing is a journey and we are honoring this journey as a collective by disconnecting from social media, the internet and other distractions to further reconnect with ourselves. We invite you to join us and can’t wait to share how you can meet us IRL.

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories(3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (7)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home