Tuesday Testimony: Black Girls Rock and GirlTrek

Posted by – August 22, 2017

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Happening now in the GirlTrek Office.... A real live conversation that highlights the joy and pain of this work.

 

Tuesday Testimony: The Boutest Church!

Posted by – August 16, 2017

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For real.  Imagine this. 

What if ALL our churches joined together -­ at the exact same time - to walk through the streets of our neighborhoods to pray?

It would be epic.

Tuesday Testimony: What you Need

Posted by – August 08, 2017

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This week's Tuesday Testimony was going to be all about the winners in GirlTrek - who smashed the July Remix and won an all-expense paid trip to the #StressProtest, who was killing Adrenaline August... But instead, a hopefully right on time personal message. (plus the winners still below!)

Tuesday Testimony: Announcing GirlTrek U

Posted by – July 18, 2017

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Always doing the most!  

Today GirlTrek is in the middle of its most successful season to-date. More than 100,000 women are walking with us right now (or jumping rope, or riding bikes or surfing - shout out to everyone doing the July Remix Challenge!) 

Everyday new teams are popping up across the country. New organizers are being trained. New partners and sponsors are reaching out to ask how to support the movement.  We're inching closer and closer to a million views on our TED Talk(!!!) Everyday we get dozens of phone calls and emails from women who have lost weight...gotten off their medication... found joy and a new purpose in life. In Seattle of Saturday 50 mothers wearing GirlTrek t-shirts took the streets on their neighborhood in response to the escalating murders of young black men. In Chicago women took to the streets to honor one of our foremothers, Ida B. Wells, and in New York to recruit more women. In California blue shirts were spotted in Yosemite, and in Atlanta at the top of Stone Mountain. In Houston, Charleston and Detroit - mothers walked with daughters and sons.  Just writing this brings tears to our eyes. It's working.

Tuesday Testimony: 5 Sweaty Selfies

Posted by – July 11, 2017

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Ah, so many inspiring pictures rolling in.  Here are just a few that grabbed our attention on social media this week.  I hope they inspire you to get in the game! Somebody reading this email will win a free vacation to the Stress Protest in just three weeks! The competition is hot!

5 Fun #GirlTrekRemix Photos:

Tuesday Testimony: 10 Summer Commandments

Posted by – June 27, 2017

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Did you do it? Did you walk 100-miles in June? You have until Friday to meet the goal. Once you do, make sure you go here to claim your victory.

Tuesday Testimony: Cutest baby pictures...

Posted by – June 20, 2017

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"... A little child shall lead them."

 This Tuesday Testimony is dedicated to the girls who are leading this movement. Inspired by their mothers, grandmothers and caretakers, Youth Organizers are on the rise!  You know what James Baldwin said, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they've never failed to imitate them!"  Cheers to all the sister out there who are showing their daughters what radiance looks like! 

Here's a roll call of adorable faces we "Spotted on (the) Streets!  #SOS

Tuesday Testimony: Halfway to Freedom

Posted by – June 14, 2017

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We're halfway through our 100-mile #GetFree challenge for June. This is when we start to dig deep and give it all we've got. We know how high the stakes are and who is depending us. But not everyone does. Someone this weekend asked us,” well are women in GirlTrek really walking, or are they just...." You get it. The streets are talking and folks want to know. Are we walking the walk or just talking the talk? Are we putting in work or just taking cute selfies in our blue shirts?