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Michigan: DBW's Affirmation Circle 25, Ann Arbor, MI

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DBW’s Affirmation Circle 25


What's a Dear Black Women Circle?

DBW Affirmation Circles are safe spaces dedicated to Black women, from all backgrounds, speaking life to themselves in community with other Black women. We center affirmations written by Black women to themselves. From these affirmations come connections, resources, healing, release and support.

Imagine: It’s 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 one of our November Circles!

Peep photos from one of our Circles.

This event is FREE.

RSVP Required.

DBW Affirmation Circle Pledge *
Our gatherings are celebrations of Black women from all walks of life. Be her religious, spiritual, agnostic, atheist, cis, trans, LGBTQIA, straight, not working or working, in or not in school, documented or undocumented, 18 year old (the youngest) or 200 years old, penny pinching or balling, single or partnered, differently able, able bodied, mothering or not mothering, etc! Can you honor that?
DBW Time *
I will honor the Circle by arriving on time. If I am running late, I will arrive no later than 30 minutes of the Circle start. I understand there is no admission more than 30 minutes after Circle start.
Release *
To celebrate, I understand that there may be video and photography! I will be asked to sign a release to be included in video/photos. If I like, I am free to decline and not be in video/photos.


  1. BEFORE the Circle, write and submit affirmation letter to yourself. Tips HERE.

  2. What to Bring: Bring your precious self, an open heart, a homegirl (if you'd like) and a snack or beverage to share (IF you can)!

  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.


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