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A Space for Black Healing

Over the past 2 months, Y-WE’s Program Director, Reagan Jackson, and Mary Williams have been cultivating a series “Blackout Healing” events. Regan and Mary created the Blackouts as a way …

Y-WE's Youth Leadership Summit

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, offering an in-person Youth Leadership Summit this May was not feasible or safe. Thus, under the creative and adaptive leadership of Program Director, Reagan Jackson, Y-WE’s Youth Leadership Summit took place online via Facebook Live, over the course of an entire week.

Y-WE Youth Speak on BLM

At Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) we center the voices of young people, especially BIPOC youth. We are honored and inspired by the young people who have chosen to share their …

"Black Body Beauty" - a poem by Nikai Mackie

Black Body Beauty This black body is sacred This black body is kind, soft This black body is made of cocoa butter, sweet hibiscus, and lavender leavesThis black body is the closest …
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