If you could think of a place where you can enjoy a beach day while simultaneously working on creating a better you, where would you go? Black Girl Beach Day has just those vibes and more. In its sixth year, it has surpassed all expectations of creating safe spaces for Black women. From the several workshops, to live music and more, the event made sure to keep wellness at the forefront.

 

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Every year, Black Girl Beach Day graces the shore of Atlantic City, New Jersey to bring the vibes that we need the other 364 days of the year. The event is centered about solidarity, inclusivity and sisterhood amongst all Black identifying persons in all shapes and shades.  It welcomes girls of all ages and activities for everyone to partake in.

The event is held annually at Chicken Bone Beach. Its historic ties play a large part in the events as well. This specific area of the beach was designated exclusively for Black beach goers back in 1900 until 1964 when the Civil Right Act was passed. This event does not only bring Black girl magic, but it already exudes the beauty of Black people in the history of its sands.

 

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The vibes were set by DJ LP, Annie Warhol, and Uniiqu3. But not only were the women able to “twerk sum,” but also to take workshops to help their spiritual development. Iya Osundara led a powerful spiritual workshop to help attendees align themselves with their highest good. Deja Riley led stretching and meditation workshops for attendees to loosen and and find inner peace. Starr Style Life held an art workshop for those who were interested in getting their creative juices flowing. Other workshops included Double Dutch Aerobics, a dance fitness workshop led by And8 Fitness, Black Girls Surf

 

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The sea of Black beauty lasted all day. Towards the end of the night visitors were able to party on the beach as the sun went down. It was also ended with a beautiful fireworks show. Many attendees  has rave reviews of the event. Mainly stating that they feel they can be unapologetically themselves and not be judges by anyone else. Every last person there all were there for one common goal; to enjoy the freedom and beauty of being a Black girl on the beach.

 

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