Black Girl Magik Homecoming Tour

Black Girl Magik is a collective creating healing spaces for black women and girls.

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Project Description

Black Girl Magik is a collective conjuring a transnational sisterhood for women across the African diaspora. Founded by Shydeia Caldwell in May 2015, Black Girl Magik began as a meetup for Black women and girls residing in New York City. As seen on Oprah Winfrey Network, she tells the story on why Black Girl Magik Meetups began and how her personal life impacted the work. 

This year, we will be touring across the United States to establish empowering community spaces called Black Girl Magik Meetups for Black Women through communal healing, group counseling and open vulnerability.

BGM recognizes the necessity of healing spaces for Black women to feel seen, validated and affirmed. We seek to provide a much-needed sense of belonging for Black women looking to gather and engage with others in need of community support. This tour will not only provide space for women in the community to gather and heal but it will also provide a platform to local entrepreneurs, makers, healers, and artists.

We will also be strategizing with other organizers and creatives in each city, as we recognize that our work can't exist within a vacuum. These connections will help to create bigger and stronger community networks across the U.S. and beyond to ensure more Black women have the resources and connections they need and deserve. We need YOUR help to make this tour happen.

To learn more about our programming, click here.

 

In the meet up we'll be offering:

  • Communal Discussion

  • Flower Essence Therapy

  • Guided Sound bath Meditation

  • Workshop: Building an Ancestral Altar

  • Private dinner with collective members and special guests (*VIP Only)

A Black Girl Magik meetup is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and check in with your sisters. It is a space to be totally vulnerable and express the deepest, truest expression of your feelings whether that is shameless joy or uncertainty. Space is held for everyone's truth. Not only do you walk away with new wellness tools, but sister-friends as well.  

Can’t attend a meetup but want to support as an ally? Become a sponsor and fund the Homecoming Scholarship for a Black woman to attend the BGM meetup by purchasing her a general admission or VIP pass. 

Interested in being sponsored to attend the tour? Share with us why you want to attend a BGM Meetup during the tour and you will be considered for either a General Admission or VIP meetup pass in a city of your choice. Learn how to apply here.

 

  • Open this event to Black women and girls free of charge who don’t have the financial means to attend

  • Pay for the event production costs for community programming in five cities

  • Travel, accommodations and work stipends for collective members

  • Compensate workshop facilitators

  • Compensate photographers and videographers that will help us document the tour

  • Support the work of Black Girl Magik in providing accessible and rich community programming

We have committed to community programming in these cities:

New York City —  July 27

Washington, DC — August 10

Atlanta, Georgia — August 31

New Orleans — September 15

Los Angeles — September 28

 

See the rewards tab for more details:

  • Black Girl Magik Resource Guide

  • BGM's Interactive Digital Zine: "The Black Trauma Must Be Healed"

  • Homecoming Tour BGM Meetup Pass [General & VIP]

  • Homecoming Tour Scholarship [General Admission & VIP]

  • BGM Conjure Bundle

  • Tarot 101 Video by Tatianna Tarot

  • Meet the Founder

  • Obatala Offering

 

Orishas & Chakras Color Wheel Tote Bag

 

Orishas & Chakras Enamel Pins

 

 
 

From left to right — Sierra King (Social Media & Research Director); Zainab Aliyu (Creative Director); Maureen Nicol (Project & Operations Lead); Brittany Josephina (Editor & HR Director); Shydeia Caldwell (Founder & Executive Director) 

Our mission is to unite and empower women of African descent by cultivating space and uplifting our experiences. By sharing these experiences, we seek to heal the collective consciousness and generational trauma across the African diaspora. To learn more about our programming here, and read about us on  Oprah Winfrey Network, Refinery29, OkayAfrica, i-D on Vice, Nylon, Dazed and Got a Girl Crush.

Updates

The Project FAQs

Why did Shydeia start Black Girl Magik? View here

Where can I learn more about Black Girl Magik's work? Here

How do I contact you all in regards to the Homecoming Tour?

Scroll to the bottom of this page to submit a form.

 

 

 

Kasmir A Jones
07/17/2019
Monetary Contribution
$100
07/16/2019
New Orleans - BGM Meetup Pass
$35
07/16/2019
"The Black Trauma Must Be Healed" Zine
$15
Kierra J
07/16/2019
"The Black Trauma Must Be Healed" Zine
$15
Sophia
07/11/2019
Private Lunch with Founder
$500
07/11/2019
Washington, D.C. - BGM Meetup Pass
$35
07/07/2019
Washington, D.C. - BGM Meetup Pass
$35
07/03/2019
New York City VIP BGM Meetup Pass
$100
Lauren McAlpin
07/01/2019
Los Angeles VIP BGM Meetup Pass
$100
06/30/2019
BGM Love
$5
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Contribute
$5
BGM Love

Thank you for supporting Black Girl Magik! You'll receive an exclusive BGM Resource Guide from the collective. The resource guide will be filled with mental health, communal healing and self care tips.

Includes:

  • BGM Resource Guide
  • Digital Thank You 

 

11 Supporters
Select this reward
$15
"The Black Trauma Must Be Healed" Zine

You'll receive an interactive digital BGM zine: "The Black Trauma Must Be Healed," a personalized resource guide, and our sincerest thanks for your contribution!

Includes: 

  • Interactive Digital Zine: "The Black Trauma Must Be Healed"
  • Resource Guide
13 Supporters
Select this reward
$16
Black Girl Magik May Meetup Pass - NYC

Black Girl Magik's intimate meetup 5/26/19 in Brooklyn, New York by original workshop facilitators Shydeia Caldwell and Brittany Josephina. This will be the last meetup till the BGM Homecoming tour starts in July and at our lowest sliding scale tier. 

3 Supporters
None available
$35
Homecoming Tour Scholarship [GA]

Can’t attend a meetup but want to support as an ally? Become a sponsor and fund the Homecoming Scholarship for a Black woman to attend the BGM meetup by purchasing her a general admission Meetup Pass.

Includes: 

  • General Admission Meetup Pass for Awardee 
11 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Washington, D.C. - BGM Meetup Pass

The BGM Meetup Pass will give you access to all activities scheduled for the Washington, D.C. BGM meetup on August 10, 2019.

This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes:

  • [DC] BGM Meetup General Admission Pass

 

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Atlanta - BGM Meetup Pass

The BGM Meetup Pass will give you access to all activities scheduled for the Atlanta BGM meetup on August 31, 2019.

This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes:

  • [ATL] BGM Meetup General Admission Pass
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$35
New Orleans - BGM Meetup Pass

The BGM Meetup Pass will give you access to all activities scheduled for the New Orleans meetup on September 15, 2019.

This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes: 

  • [NOLA] BGM Meetup General Admission Pass

 

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$35
Los Angeles - BGM Meetup Pass

The BGM Meetup Pass will give you access to all activities scheduled for the Los Angeles BGM meetup on September 28, 2019.

This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes: 

  • [LA] BGM Meetup General Admission Pass

 

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$75
BGM Conjure Bundle

Our visual identity pays homage to our ancestors and draws upon the traditional beliefs of orishas from Yoruba-based religions that are said to govern the various forces of nature, as well as various body organs and functions. The orishas are said to administer the energy centers of the body, also known as chakras. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency that is depicted through a specific color and sacred geometry form. We attribute these frequencies and meanings to the content focuses of BGM and utilize them to guide our visual system and its interdependencies. Designed by Zainab Aliyu (BGM Creative Director + multidisciplinary artist).

INCLUDES:

  • Orishas & Chakras Color Wheel Tote Bag
  • Interactive Digital Zine: "The Black Trauma Must Be Healed"
  • Orishas & Chakras Enamel Pin
  • Surprise goodies from our favorite brands 
6 Supporters
None available
$75
Tarot 101 by Tatianna Tarot

Tatianna Morales is an Afro-Puerto Rican intuitive tarot therapist, ritual practitioner and medium who uses her gifts to guide others in developing inner peace, self-awareness, heightened intuition and an expanded consciousness on life. In this exclusive Tarot 101 video, Tatianna will teach you tarot basics and intuitive tips on how to read the cards.

Includes: 

  • Tarot Video Class

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
New York City VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on July 27. 

You get access to all activities scheduled for the New York City BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks, and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes:

  • VIP Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
7 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Atlanta VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on August 31. 

You get access to all activities scheduled for the Atlanta BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

INCLUDES:

  • Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
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Select this reward
$100
Washington, D.C. VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on August 10.

You get access to all activities scheduled for the Washington, DC BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes:

  • VIP Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
7 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Los Angeles VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on September 28. 

You get access to all activities scheduled for the Los Angeles BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

INCLUDES:

  • Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
New Orleans VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on September 15. 

You get access to all activities scheduled for the New Orleans BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

INCLUDES:

  • Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
10 Left
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$500
Private Lunch with Founder

Learn more about our plans for 2019 and the future. Receive a private lunch (In New York City) accompanied with an exclusive meeting with Shydeia Caldwell (Founder & Executive Director) and Black Girl Magik merch! 

 

Includes:

  • Private Lunch with Shydeia Caldwell
  • BGM Merchandise 
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$1,000
Obatala: Invest in Black Women

According to Forbes less than 1% of American venture capital-backed founders are black. And "female entrepreneurs receive a tiny fraction of all venture capital funding - a minuscule 2.2% last year to be exact" by World Economic Forum. By choosing this donation you are helping to shift the narrative and story of black women entrepreneurs.

  • Personal Thank You Letter 
  • Black Girl Magik Merch 
  • 30 minute Video Call with Founder 

 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Contribute
$5
BGM Love

Thank you for supporting Black Girl Magik! You'll receive an exclusive BGM Resource Guide from the collective. The resource guide will be filled with mental health, communal healing and self care tips.

Includes:

  • BGM Resource Guide
  • Digital Thank You 

 

11 Supporters
Select this reward
$15
"The Black Trauma Must Be Healed" Zine

You'll receive an interactive digital BGM zine: "The Black Trauma Must Be Healed," a personalized resource guide, and our sincerest thanks for your contribution!

Includes: 

  • Interactive Digital Zine: "The Black Trauma Must Be Healed"
  • Resource Guide
13 Supporters
Select this reward
$16
Black Girl Magik May Meetup Pass - NYC

Black Girl Magik's intimate meetup 5/26/19 in Brooklyn, New York by original workshop facilitators Shydeia Caldwell and Brittany Josephina. This will be the last meetup till the BGM Homecoming tour starts in July and at our lowest sliding scale tier. 

3 Supporters
None available
$35
Homecoming Tour Scholarship [GA]

Can’t attend a meetup but want to support as an ally? Become a sponsor and fund the Homecoming Scholarship for a Black woman to attend the BGM meetup by purchasing her a general admission Meetup Pass.

Includes: 

  • General Admission Meetup Pass for Awardee 
11 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Washington, D.C. - BGM Meetup Pass

The BGM Meetup Pass will give you access to all activities scheduled for the Washington, D.C. BGM meetup on August 10, 2019.

This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes:

  • [DC] BGM Meetup General Admission Pass

 

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4 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Atlanta - BGM Meetup Pass

The BGM Meetup Pass will give you access to all activities scheduled for the Atlanta BGM meetup on August 31, 2019.

This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes:

  • [ATL] BGM Meetup General Admission Pass
39 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$35
New Orleans - BGM Meetup Pass

The BGM Meetup Pass will give you access to all activities scheduled for the New Orleans meetup on September 15, 2019.

This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes: 

  • [NOLA] BGM Meetup General Admission Pass

 

39 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$35
Los Angeles - BGM Meetup Pass

The BGM Meetup Pass will give you access to all activities scheduled for the Los Angeles BGM meetup on September 28, 2019.

This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes: 

  • [LA] BGM Meetup General Admission Pass

 

33 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
BGM Conjure Bundle

Our visual identity pays homage to our ancestors and draws upon the traditional beliefs of orishas from Yoruba-based religions that are said to govern the various forces of nature, as well as various body organs and functions. The orishas are said to administer the energy centers of the body, also known as chakras. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency that is depicted through a specific color and sacred geometry form. We attribute these frequencies and meanings to the content focuses of BGM and utilize them to guide our visual system and its interdependencies. Designed by Zainab Aliyu (BGM Creative Director + multidisciplinary artist).

INCLUDES:

  • Orishas & Chakras Color Wheel Tote Bag
  • Interactive Digital Zine: "The Black Trauma Must Be Healed"
  • Orishas & Chakras Enamel Pin
  • Surprise goodies from our favorite brands 
6 Supporters
None available
$75
Tarot 101 by Tatianna Tarot

Tatianna Morales is an Afro-Puerto Rican intuitive tarot therapist, ritual practitioner and medium who uses her gifts to guide others in developing inner peace, self-awareness, heightened intuition and an expanded consciousness on life. In this exclusive Tarot 101 video, Tatianna will teach you tarot basics and intuitive tips on how to read the cards.

Includes: 

  • Tarot Video Class

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
New York City VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on July 27. 

You get access to all activities scheduled for the New York City BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks, and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes:

  • VIP Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
7 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Atlanta VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on August 31. 

You get access to all activities scheduled for the Atlanta BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

INCLUDES:

  • Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
Washington, D.C. VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on August 10.

You get access to all activities scheduled for the Washington, DC BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

Includes:

  • VIP Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
7 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Los Angeles VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on September 28. 

You get access to all activities scheduled for the Los Angeles BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

INCLUDES:

  • Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
New Orleans VIP BGM Meetup Pass

The VIP Pass gives you the benefits of a general pass, as well as a seat at the table. You will receive an exclusive invitation to an intimate BGM dinner after the Meetup on September 15. 

You get access to all activities scheduled for the New Orleans BGM meetup. This includes a group session rooted in heart-centered conversations, empowerment coaching, guided sound bath meditation, flower essence therapy and voluntary participation in building an ancestral altar. 

After the group session, we will indulge in snacks, drinks and a dance celebration of black sisterhood.

Buy your ticket now and help bring the BGM Homecoming Tour to a city near you!

INCLUDES:

  • Meetup Pass
  • Exclusive Dinner with BGM Collective and Special Guests
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Private Lunch with Founder

Learn more about our plans for 2019 and the future. Receive a private lunch (In New York City) accompanied with an exclusive meeting with Shydeia Caldwell (Founder & Executive Director) and Black Girl Magik merch! 

 

Includes:

  • Private Lunch with Shydeia Caldwell
  • BGM Merchandise 
9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Obatala: Invest in Black Women

According to Forbes less than 1% of American venture capital-backed founders are black. And "female entrepreneurs receive a tiny fraction of all venture capital funding - a minuscule 2.2% last year to be exact" by World Economic Forum. By choosing this donation you are helping to shift the narrative and story of black women entrepreneurs.

  • Personal Thank You Letter 
  • Black Girl Magik Merch 
  • 30 minute Video Call with Founder 

 

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