Healers Harnessing the Power of Black Girl Magik

This Black-woman centered collective provides a space for us to reflect, grow, and receive pleasure

Cameron Glover


Illustration: D’Ara Nazaryan

HHealing is an ongoing, layered process… and the healers that lead these spaces are no exception. For Black womxn specifically, finding spaces that are intentionally and unapologetically Black while also focused on our needs within the wellness space is almost as hard as feeling like we have the permission that we need to center our own collective healing. However difficult it is to carve out that space for ourselves within a whitewashed field, Black womxn are coming forward to prioritize our own healing, and the impact is incredible.

That’s why the work that Black Girl Magik has done, and continues to do, needs to be chronicled.

Established back in 2015, Black Girl Magik began as meetup groups, soon evolving into a “collective creating healing spaces for Black women and girls.” Shydeia Caldwell (founder, executive director, and workshop facilitator) heads Black Girl Magik alongside Brittany Josephina (PR director and workshop facilitator), Sierra King (research director), and Zainab Aliyu (creative director). The New York City-based collective has covered everything from spirituality to sex. And as of this past summer, they’ve hit the road to meet…