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New York City: DBW's Affirmation Circle 2

  • Exact NYC location provided with RSVP by 9/21 New York, NY (map)

What's a Dear Black Women Circle?

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DBW Affirmation Circles are affirming and transformative gatherings of Black women from all backgrounds that center affirmations letters we have written. Imagine something like a dope cookout, mixed with an affirming retreat, mixed with a bomb ass cipher, mixed with an amazing conversation with kindred spirits you didn’t know you had.

Bring your homegirls and come through to our 2nd NYC Circle! See photos from our 1st NYC Circle.

RSVP below! There is no cost.


We have reached capacity for this event, but stay tuned for our next date!

MUST READ: 5 Things

  1. BEFORE the Circle, write an affirmation letter to yourself and submit by 9:30am the day of (9/29). Tips to write your letter: HERE.

  2. IF YOU'VE NEVER WRITTEN YOURSELF AFFIRMATIONS: Welcome to the club of other amazing Black women who can say the same. Let's change that. Here are examples of letters: 1234. Here's a worksheet you can use.

  3. DBW Time: Arrive on time. "DBW TIME" is on time with a maximum of a 30 minute grace period. No exceptions. Please note this.

  4. What to Bring: Bring your precious self, an open heart, a homegirl (if you'd like)!

  5. What "kind" of Black women are welcome to DBW events? All Black women. No matter your degrees, religion, sexual identity, gender expression, bank account balance, health status, relationship status, profession, age, family structure, the list goes on.  You are welcome to contribute to making it a safe space for everybody. 

What Black Women Say about DBW Circles

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I have known theoretically that there are other black women whose experiences are like mine. But being in the room with them, with the letters, and with the circle agreements, and with the practice of acknowledgment of ancestors made it FEEL REAL and it HEALED ME.
— A Dear Black Woman after a DBW Circle
DBW is something every black women needs in her life. It was a safe place full of healing. A place to full of acceptance and love, laughter and life. I enjoyed every minute of it.
— A Dear Black Woman after a DBW Circle
From the 30 minute rule (respect), to the snacks (hospitality), to black women lovingly taking off your invisible cloak and SEEING you for you and hugging you with words (love) — it was wonderful!
— A Dear Black Woman after a DBW Circle
It was amazing to see a diverse group of strong black women come together (some of us compete strangers) and be transparent. This was empowering and I can’t wait for the next Circle
— A Dear Black Woman after a DBW Circle
Earlier Event: September 16
MICHIGAN: DBW's Affirmation Circle 21