Meet Black Girl Magik
Black Girl Magik is a wellness sanctuary dedicated to guiding Black women and their spiritual healing journeys. Through returning to Black spiritual traditions, we nurture the well-being and existence of Black women. We believe Black women deserve sacred space online and IRL that prioritizes and honors their health, well-being, and identity.
We address the lack of safe spaces for Black women to heal, nurture and evolve into their potential with the community. Since 2015, we've shown up in the form of healing circles, workshops, brand partnerships and public speaking since the age of 21 years old. In 2019, we toured across the US to five major cities facilitating healing circles for Black women. In New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New Orleans the Black women we encountered were looking for a sense of guidance and genuine connection where they can be seen, heard and affirmed. They deeply desired community, healing and sisterhood.
We are architecting a digital membership platform inspired by our signature IRL healing circles. In this digital space, Black women will encounter healing, education, community and access to certified wellness practitioners who look just like them.
After facilitating healing circles for thousands of Black women on a global scale we understand the importance of a digital home for Black women to be rooted and bare. Due to COVID-19 we are pausing our IRL experiences and building a digital sanctuary, with the same goal.
What does a future look like with the support of Black women's well-being as the priority? It is our mission at Black Girl Magik and we want you to join the movement.
While we cannot host IRL events, it's important we continue the work by serving and showing up for our community and building a platform that embodies the needs of Black women.
The funds from this campaign will go toward supporting certified practitioners and community members through programming within the digital sanctuary and gifting memberships to members discovering their own identity, caring for their well-being and craving liberation of ancestral knowledge.
We are currently working with renowned creative agency Ro and Co Studio and designer Wildlogic to reimagine and rebrand BGM with a digital home.
We are building a strategy for community building with industry-led community strategy agency.
Shydeia Caldwell, Founder and CEO
Shydeia is a spirit-led guide and wellness educator helping Black women uncover and embrace their narratives through ancestral methods and well-being practices. Using technology, Shydeia helps Black women uncover and deepen their individual power with remothering, sisterhood and ancestral healing at its core. Her work is a response to her intertwined self-care journey and the current wellness-state of the western world we journey within daily.
With that, she aims to serve all Black people who are embracing their meaning of healing within wellness, by challenging and dismantling the defined health system for Black people through the reclamation of ancestral traditions, history and practices. Her deliberate exploratory process nurtures Black women in anchoring into the roots of their heritage and personal power. By uniting traditional healing modalities, she co-creates a blueprint for your own self-initiation. Together, you access what it means to embody and sustain your fullest potential.
Brittany Josephina, Co-Founder and COO
Brittany Josephina, is a wellness educator, community builder and co-founder of Black Girl Magik. Whether she’s fostering space for sisterhood or teaching about community care, her mission is rooted in creating pathways that spark and sustain healthy transformation- collectively and individually.
Her unique background as an horticulturist, creative entrepreneur and youth mentor inspires her passion for space making, creative thinking and mental health advocacy. She has led passion-filled workshops at Girl Boss Rally, The New School, Smith College, F.I.T. She is graduate of St. John’s University where she studied Psychology and Fine Arts.