WHAT IS BLACK GIRL MAGIK?
Black Girl Magik is an online and offline platform catered to women of color. Referring to the social and political formation of black women who gather in a physical space to engage in a practice of love, self-care, recognition, healing, and professional exchange. Black Girl Magik names the process through which the magic is made. It speaks to the spaces where black women have and continue to congregate.
Founded by Shydeia Caldwell in May 2015, it began as a meetup for women of color residing in New York City. Since then, BGM events have expanded throughout the United States. BGM seeks to unite and empower WOC and create a contemporary black sisterhood. We are simultaneously an arts space, a hub for dialogue, a multimedia realm and center for solidarity and self care.
WHAT DOES BGM DO?
Black Girl Magik seeks to create a community amongst women of color to explore, express, create and conjure conversation, art and self care. We aim to create a space that allows WOC from a variety of backgrounds and cities to come together and share our collective experiences and creativity.