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Freedom Speaks Day 2021

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It’s our 5th Annual Freedom Speaks Day.  For the past five years, we have paused on this day to reflect, mourn, and heal from the loss of the many we’ve lost to state-sanctioned violence.  Whether through police brutality or other acts of White supremacy, we have suffered significant losses to our community-at-large.

This day of reverence began on July 13, 2016 in honor of our sister, Sandra Bland, and the date of her violent transition in a Texas jail cell. We began to honor her and all of our brothers and sisters who were taken too soon with the inaugural day of reflection. To view the powerful gathering, please visit our Black Girl Speaks YouTube channel here. 

Since then, we’ve focused on healing our community through the development of the BGS Emergency Relief Fund, support, and by offering mental and emotional health services.  This year, we are collaborating with dynamic wellness practitioners in our Black Girl Speaks community to sponsor individual, couple, family, and group sessions through various healing modalities. Please select the one that best fits your needs. All of the sessions are sponsored by the BGS Emergency Relief Fund.

This year’s dynamic Black Girl wellness practitioners are:

Deatra Martin, MA, MFT, https://www.protectyourpeacetherapy.com

Kristin Hemingway, M. Ed., https://www.kristindenise.com/ 

Alessandra D. T. Poroj, PharmD, MDiv, RYT–200hr  https://wowdwellness.com/

Christina M. Grange, PhD www.theferncenter.com

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Individual Session, Deatra Martin, Couples Session, Deatra Martin, Family Session, Deatra Martin, BGS Group Virtual Session, Kristin Hemingway, Restorative Yoga, Alessandra Poroj, Reiki Session, Alessandra Poroj, 3 Individual Sessions, Dr. Christina Grange

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