Black Girl Speaks

....and Healing Begins

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

-Audre Lorde

What is Black Girl Speaks? 

The Black Girl Speaks (BGS) Movement is under the parent company of BGS Productions, Inc. and was founded in 2005 to empower Black Girls and women to use their varied voices to SPEAK their own healing It began as a one-woman show and has since expanded to include enrichment workshops for adults & adolescents, full-casted theatrical productions, cultural diversity & sensitivity trainings, racial reconciliation workshops, and a membership-based virtual support group specifically for Black Girls globally. Along with allies, supporters, and partners, BGS offers community-oriented programs and initiatives to fulfill its mission. To learn more about our initiatives and join us in using your voice to heal ourselves and each other, visit the BGS Tea Room Membership page and subscribe. 

The itinerary for the Inaugural Black Girl Speaks Healing Retreat is as follows: 

"Becoming Well: Pushing Through the Process of Healing" 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - Sunday, June 23, 2019
Hyde Resort 
Miami, Florida

Friday, June 21, 2019 
7:30 p.m.-    Becoming Open: Welcome to Wellness Toast and Refreshments* (Optional gathering at hotel lounge)   

Saturday, June 22, 2019 
7:00 a.m. -   Becoming Flexible:  Yoga and Opening Session on the shores of Hallandale Beach 
8:45 a.m.-    Becoming Satisfied:  Continental Breakfast at Terraza's  
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon - Becoming Peaceful: Workshop led by author & Peace Practitioner, Kandace Jones
                 Becoming Free: Facing and Releasing Ourselves from Trauma led by author & founder, Talitha Anyabwelé 
12:30 p.m. -      Becoming Replenished: Self-Served Lunch en suite 
1:00 p.m. -   Becoming My Best Self: Panel Discussion with Wellness Guides as we continue to dine
3:00 p.m. - Becoming Relaxed: opportunity to partake in the plethora of spa options or one-to-one healing practices offered at our resort *not included
6:30 p.m. -  Becoming Picturesque: How We See Ourselves vs. How We Are Seen 
7:30 p.m.-   Becoming Fulfilled: Dinner Poolside *not included 
9:30 p.m. - Becoming Sexy: Wear the vibrant color or clothing that makes you feel sexy and free as we dance to live music at GingerBay Café. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019 
9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.  Becoming Well: Departure with plan of action en suite, self-reflection, and journaling 
11:00 a.m. - Optional Farewell Brunch at Terraza's, Resort Restaurant *not included

What's Included: 
Lodging at the beautiful, beachside Hyde Resort for three days & two nights (if selected)
One continental breakfast at Terraza's on Saturday morning
One self-served lunch en suite on Saturday afternoon
Participation in all of the BGS Healing Retreat workshops, activities, and sessions
A transformative and powerful healing experience with other Black women 

*What's Not Included: 
Welcome Toast
Dinner Friday or Saturday 
Brunch on Sunday 
All flights or travel to the BGS Healing Retreat 
Gift for your extraordinary host 


Our Resort in Hollywood, Florida