Check out us at our recent outings, while you listen to clips of our favorite songs right now!
Wave Hill Tour
In June, our girls took a trip to Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center located right here in the Bronx! We were given a private guided tour of the gardens, which gave an overview of Wave Hills extensive collection of rare and unique plants, as well as a retelling of the property’s history. Exploring the gardens and its magnificent waterfront views showed us that escaping the bustling city life does not have to be so far from home, after all.
Trek w. GMG
In honor of Earth Day, GMG took a
12-mile hike up north, starting from the tennis court in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, before settling down for a picnic in Tibbetts Brook Park, where we journaled and meditated as our mentors read aloud the children's book "What Do You Do With an Idea?" by Kobi Yamada. On the way, we were greeted with scenic views of the Hudson River and Irvington Reservoir that further connected us to the nature in our community.
Mental Health Awareness Month
In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Zambo Aroma allowed GMG to host a table outside of their store. Inspired by the Shine App, GMG distributed mental health resources to the community and taught them about self-care activities they can practice. For the first 10 minutes of each hour, our founder Michelle Jervis-White, who is also a licensed therapist and yoga practitioner, conducted a meditation session on Instagram Live.
Grae Wellness Event
GMG collaborated with Grae Wellness and members were able to take certification courses where they were trained on how to perform Reiki, a Japanese form of energy healing, and Stretch Therapy. We also gave members the opportunity to book a private massage & detox session, as well as 1-on-1 energy and chakra assessment with a reiki practitioner and life coach. We closed off the event with a wellness workshop, where we discussed the power of wellness and the importance of protecting your mind, body and spirit.
"For Colored Girls" Broadway Show
Grant 4 Girls of Color's (G4GC) Black Girl Freedom Fund partnered with Camille A. Brown & Dancers to provide GMG complimentary tickets to “For Colored Girls” on Broadway. Inspired by the choreopoem of the same title by Ntozake Shange, the play combines ASL, poetry, dance and song to celebrate the joy and power of Black womanhood. As Shange wrote, this play is “For Colored Girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf”
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