The Goddess Walk and MORE!!!

Hi Folks!  I’m organizing the 2nd Goddess Walk an Anti-Street Harassment Rally.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 24th 

FULTON PARK

BED-STUY, BROOKLYN

12pm-4pm 

*walk Starts at 1pm

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A little Background: I started this Blog & all of the events related to it in response to my personal need to address the damaging effects racial stereotypes had on my sexuality as a Black woman.  I realized these stereotypes even played a role in how I was harassed on the street.  Because I aslo Identify as a Queer Black woman, when I decided to dress in a way that was non- gender conforming, the harassment I received changed as well.  From being physically assaulted on the street, to threats of rape & even death.  I simply refused to be afraid in my own neighborhood anymore.  This walk is for all who are down for the cause of course, But I stress that it is Anti-Street Harassment rally for Black Women & LGBTQ folk & our Allies:)  That detail is important to me, I can only trust that folks will understand.

WAIT, THERE”S MORE….

I’ll also be organizing a few events in relation to anti-street harassment leading up to the Goddess Walk.  Including TWEET CHATS,  Collecting Photos &  Stories of women on the street.  Details COMING SOON!



 A few pics from last year’s Goddess Walk:

Goddess Walk 2012

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THE GODDESS WALK

Since my last post I have been practicing focusing on my strengths and the truths about myself, rather than on the worry and angst of possible street harassment.  I noticed that it hasn’t happened as much.  Perhaps because writing that post allowed me to release a lot of the fear and frustration I was holding around the issue.  As I continue to stay mindful of how I choose to operate in this world, which is as a Goddess!  Free of stereotypes, labels, boxes, or restrictions on my sexuality whether in my community or simply walking down the street.  I invite Black women, LGBTQ folk and our allies to walk in solidarity & sisterhood for RESPECT in the streets & END STREET HARASSMENT!  Join me for:

THE GODDESS WALK

SATURDAY JULY 14th at 12pm

~FULTON PARK~

BROOKLYN NY

  Participants are encouraged to *Dress in Whatever* makes them feel like a Goddess.

Bring ROSES (we’ll drop the rose petals along our walk:) Signs, Posters, Banners that EXPRESS your desire to be respected regardless of your gender, race, color, or sexual orientation!!!  We will start our walk in Fulton park at 12pm, then walk through the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn.  Following the march there will be Spoken WORD, Live DRUMMING, SINGING, DANCING, & Small Group Self -Defense Demonstrations in the park!

*FULTON PARK *

1691 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

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FREE EVENT