Tuesday Testimony: What you Need
Posted by Vanessa Garrison – August 08, 2017
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 Vanessa Garrison – July 18, 2017
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 Jewel Marie – July 11, 2017
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: Cutest baby pictures...
Posted by Morgan Dixon – June 20, 2017
"... 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 Jewel Marie – June 14, 2017
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?
Tuesday Testimony: #StressProtest Vacation Announcement + June Reminder!!!!
Posted by Morgan Dixon – June 06, 2017
This Labor Day...
Mark your calendars now.
To commemorate the thousands of years of labor that Black women have given to world, to pay tribute to the sweat equity that OUR foremothers invested in building the very fabric of this country, GirlTrek is staging the largest, first-ever #StressProtest in the history of America! We won't work. Not THIS Labor Day.