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?

Tuesday Testimony: #StressProtest Vacation Announcement + June Reminder!!!!

Posted by – June 06, 2017

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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.

Tuesday Testimony: This is Black Motherhood

Posted by – May 30, 2017

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A Mamathon reflection from GirlTrek National Communications Director, Jewel Bush.  

Tuesday Testimony: Hugs and Bigs Ups to Graduates!!

Posted by – May 23, 2017

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You did it!

Congratulations and LOTS of love to each and every graduate in the GirlTrek community - from the baby-soldiers who aced kindergarten to the big, bad graduate students who are ready for the world!  We've seen the pictures and we love and support you. 

Tuesday Testimony: The Most Powerful Solution

Posted by – May 16, 2017

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Mothers walking with their daughters: A solution brought to you by GirlTrek!

Tuesday Testimony: For Black Girls in Mourning

Posted by – May 09, 2017

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In anticipation of Mother's Day. A love letter to Black girls in mourning.

Tuesday Testimony: We Are The Daughters Of...

Posted by – April 26, 2017

We are the daughters of...

Fierce warriors, powerful organizers, women who got up everyday and made a way out of no way in order that we could survive.

Yesterday on the TED stage, in front of a powerful global audience that included Shonda Rhimes, Richard Branson, Al Gore and Bill Gates, we told the world that our foremothers held the secrets to how to save the world and that they passed those secrets down to us.

It looked something like THIS! 

Tuesday Testimony: We're Rooting for You!

Posted by – April 11, 2017

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11 days in to GirlTrek's 30-day Jumpstart challenge and we have 11 great examples of why GirlTrek is a campaign for healing and not a fitness organization. We've always said that this is so much more than walking. This is lifesaving - life affirming - personal work. And yes, it starts for many women with a simple (but hard to earn!) pair of golden shoelaces.

If you need some inspiration to hustle towards the finish line of the challenge, here it is. 11 treks from the past 11 days. If you still need the list, get it here. If you didn't start on the 1st of the month, don't worry. Start where you are. Use what you have. You can still do it, just like the women below. 
 
We're rooting for you! [And hustling to earn our own laces!]
 
Vanessa and Morgan

Tuesday Testimony: Thank God!

Posted by – April 04, 2017

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Okay, I can NOT stop singing  this song!!!

Go ahead and play it.  It's like our theme song lol.

"Upside down you're turning me
You're giving love instinctively!"

We did that!  We turned this whole dang movement upside down!  
(Shook sh*t up! lol)
Vanessa and I said, "Hey, ya'll.  How about this?  'Ain't no more titles.  No more captains.  No more stress.  No hierarchy...  
What if we ALL hit them streets! And walked for our lives?"
You was like,
"You ain't said NOTHING but a word!"
You rolled up your sleeves, took your earrings off, put vaseline on your face...
Listen... 
(see I'm seriously emotional now.)
You showed UP on Saturday!

Thank you!