Black Girls Matter is a wellness affinity program for Black girls and gender expansive youth who wish to join us in gathering for sacred sister/sibling circles and journeying in and outside of the city to explore the many branches of Black life and culture in the Pacific Northwest. Together, we ignite new and renewed ways of connection, being, culture, joy and wellness for Black girls and gender expansive youth in the Y-WE community.

Free to attend and open to Black identifying young women, trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth ages 13-19 in the Greater Seattle Area.

We are currently accepting mid-year applications to join BGM. Sign up here!

2023-2024 School-Year Dates:

Monthly on Tuesdays from October to May, 4:30-7:30PM*

October 24
November 7
December 5
January 9
February 6
March 5
April 2
May 7

Location: The Y-WE Building (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118)

Facilitated by Nakema Jones

*In addition: One outing per month for mentors and mentees. Locations vary.

Previous Black Affinity Spaces at Y-WE:

BGM Tea & Tulips Outing
Black Girls Matter Day of Wellness
Juneteenth Blackout Healing
Rest and Restore: Meditation Series
Blackout Healing at the CHOP

Join Y-WE and invest in a better future for young women*
*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive