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    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. II

    How I Used Food to Reclaim Pleasure

    Ellesse Garvin

    Food now serves as a recovery tool for me to address and release my feminine shame, insecurities, sexual trauma, and guilt.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. II

    It Begins From Within

    Jakia Fuller

    As black women, our sexual power and sensuality is narrated as not belonging to us, that others are responsible for our pleasure and it is taboo for us to embrace it.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Natural in Nature

    Nora Rosenberg

    It is one thing to learn love for your body with disregard for other’s opinions, but to also feel that confidence in a sexual context, when you want to be desired by another, can be extremely difficult and a lifelong process.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Dreams + Discoveries in Johannesburg

    Diamon Fisher

    A photo series that will take you on a color quest; South Africa possesses so much resistance, creativity, power and overall beauty.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Black Sand Series

    Laura Alston

    Visual narratives and landscapes within Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenada.

    Returning Home — Vol. III


    Antoinette Brock

    Women are the pillars of Maasai culture, and without them, little to anything would get done. Similarly, in a lion pride, the female lioness does much of the work only to endure a life of tirelessness and much heartache that is inherent in the structure of the pride.

    Returning Home — Vol. II

    Lenina in the 4est


    "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -Lao Tzu

    Returning Home — Vol. I

    My Journey: Jamaica

    Mecca Williams

    As I hide under a soft cotton blanket from the vicious mosquitoes that attacked me the night before, it’s my first physical reminder I made it to Jamaica.

    Returning Home — Vol. I

    Reflective Confrontation

    Zai Aliyu

    Dissecting the friction between dislocation and descent at the intersection of diaspora, identity and vulnerability.

    Returning Home — Vol. I


    Quintessa Swindell

    Exploring the sense of vulnerability that ones faces as they transgress through different environments and spaces as well as highlighting the impact of these environments upon the individual.

    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.

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    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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    Conversations (1)

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    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

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    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

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    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home