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    An overview of our work as the Black Girl Magik collective.

    Panels, Lectures and Workshops

    "Future of Community Healing for WOC," BGM × SXSW, TBD, Austin, TX, March 2019

    "An Ode to Sensual Agency," BGM × Chakrubs, Ode to Babel, Brooklyn, NY, December 2018

    "Building A (New) Media Empire," BGM × Girlboss, The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY, November 2018

    "Breathwork Meditation," BGM × Stephanie Leah, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018

    "Herbal Workshop," BGM × Synmia Rosine, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018

    "A Convening on Collective Action," BUFU By Us For Us, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, July 2017

    "The Crossover," BGM × Playground Coffee Shop, Playground Coffee Shop, Brooklyn, NY, April 2017

    "Fashion Institute Talk and Workshop," BGM × Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, March 2017

    "I Graduated, What Now?," Passerbuys × Urban Outfitters, Space Ninety 8, Brooklyn, NY, January 2017

    "Black Girl Magik Celebration," BGM, Undisclosed Location, New York, NY, June 2016

    Exhibitions and Creative Productions

    "Our Stories: Returning Home," BGM × Junior High, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018

    "Sisterhood Is Power," BGM × Refinery29, October 2017

    Additional Programming

    Film: Where are the African Gods?, BGM × Innovative Aesthetics, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018

    Film: Daughters of the Dust, BGM × Junior High, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018

    Film: Sankofa, BGM × Junior High, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018

    Film: Mammy Water, BGM × Junior High, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018

    The Black Legacy Dinner, BGM × BUFU, Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY, February 2018

    Crate Diggin’ For Jazz, BGM × HRPHNY, Palisades, Brooklyn, NY, May 2016

    A WIR+BGM Beach Party, BGM × Womb in Rising, Undisclosed Location, New York, NY, August 2015

    Blue Moon Brujas, BGM × Womb in Rising, Undisclosed Location, New York, NY, July 2015

    WIR+BGM Meetup, BGM × Womb in Rising, Undisclosed Location, New York, NY, July 2015

    Publications

    "Reclaiming Pleasure with Nana Yaa in her Los Angeles home," September 2018

    "Returning Home with Mengly Hernandez in her Washington Heights Studio," April 2018

    "with Joyce Wrice At home in Los Angeles," October 2017

    "with Michelle Patterson in her Los Angeles home," May 2017

    "with Charlotte Dos Santos in her brooklyn apartment," February 2017

    "with Nakaya At home in New York," January 2017

    "with Aziza Nicole in her new york studio," June 2016

    "with Trae Harris in her bed-stuy apartment," June 2016

    "with Elise Peterson in her bed-stuy home," June 2016

    Grants, Honors and Residencies

    Girlboss Foundation Grant, Girlboss, August 2018

    Black Girls Rock UCONN, UCONN National Council of Negro Women, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 2018

    Selected Press

    "How Women Of Color Are Leading NYC’s Art Collectives Moment," Nylon, November 2018

    "Meet Black Girl Magik: Your New Girlboss Foundation Grant Winners," Girlboss, August 2018

    "Sisterhood Is Power & So Is Black Girl Magik," Refinery29, October 2017

    "Meet The Founder of Black Girl Magik," Couturesque Mag, August 2017

    "UO Happenings: I Graduated, What Now?," Urban Outfitters, January 2017

    "Issue 06," Got A Girl Crush, 2017

    "Black Girl Magik, The Empowering Collective for Women of Color," i-D Vice, December 2016

    "Black Girl Magik As Feminist Formation (& A Valentine’s Day Well Spent)," Weird Sister, March 2016

    "The Next Generation of Female Artists," Dazed, December 2015

    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.

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    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.

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    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home