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NYC: DBW's Affirmation Circle 5 & Photoshoot!, Brooklyn, NY

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SPECIAL: DBW’s Affirmation Circle 5 & Photoshoot!

CIRCLE: 2PM - 5PM

PHOTOSHOOT: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

(Same Location)

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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 Circles!

Peep photos from one of our Circles by Dani B.

Wait. A Photoshoot, too?

Yes! We are doing our very first photoshoot of New York Dear Black Women!! Portraits will be taken by our NYC photographer, Dani B. (See her work here.)

Circle and Photoshoot are in the same location. Come to our Circle and stay for a portrait session OR stop by after our Circle between from 5:30PM - 7:30PM!

Portraits session is $7 for 3 final photos. Purchase portrait session below!

RSVP Required.

DBW Affirmation Gathering 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?
Are you coming to the Circle or Photoshoot? *
Circle: 2PM - 5PM Photoshoot: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
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.
DBW Photoshoot with Dani B!
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DBW Photoshoot with Dani B!
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NOTE:

  • What You Get: You will be provided 3 edited photos within 1 week.

  • Session Timing: Photo sessions will all be from 5:30pm - 7:30pm on 1/. You will get ~10 minutes with Dani.

  • What to Wear: WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND LIKE YOURSELF.

  • Dani B’s Work: See examples here.

Quantity:
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MUST READ: 3 THINGS for the CIRCLE

  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.


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: February 3
Michigan: DBW's Affirmation Circle 26
Later Event: May 4
DBW's NEXT Detroit Party