I had the absolute pleasure of attending the launch party for an online publication geared toward the wellness of women of color. Spoken Black Girl is an online magazine that aims to revolutionize the way that women take care of themselves in mind, body, and soul. As a strong advocate for black mental health, I’m elated that a platform has been created for women to find support on an issue that tends to get overlooked.
I had the pleasure of meeting with the publication’s founder, Rowana Abbensetts, at the start of the event and learned a little bit about how the magazine came to be. Though the publication is very new, it has progressed immensely since its launch on June 1st. Rowana and her team were warm and welcoming, being sure to make all of their guests feel at home. This provided the perfect atmosphere for mingling and networking amongst all of the fabulous woman-creatives that were in attendance.
The night featured performances by some accomplished woman writers. Excerpts from self-published books were read aloud, and poems about the beauty of ones own nakedness were spit to an audience that received them with excitement. The performers in attendance included Francine Tamakloe, Brooke Ashley, Lana C. Marilyn, SapoDILLA, and Raquel Penzo. There were also vendors and reps from other publications that were in attendance. Exotic Lathers, Brwn Grl Spk, Sister Circle Collective, Verge of Verses, Goddess x Culture, and Curls were all a part of making this event a lovely success. I look foreword to the further success of such a dope platform, and continuing to build with my fellow magical woc creatives.
Thank you to Spoken Black Girl for asking The Reign XY to serve as a media partner for their event. You can keep up with Spoken Black Girl via Twitter (@spokenblackgirl) or by checking out their website.