By

Jeanette Miller
This month, we at the BGX have been reflecting on what it means to use where we’ve been to decide where we’re going. This list of podcast recommendations highlights folks who are great at reflection and planning, assessment and goal setting. Pop in your earbuds and pull up a chair because this month we’re setting...
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At The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects, we love art. We especially love art created by Black women and girls. Because we here at TL|BGP believe in sharing the stories and lives of Black women and girls in their own words and through their own visions, we want to bring you the opportunity to explore Black...
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At The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects, we love art. We especially love art created by Black women and girls. Black art and artists are becoming more popular as institutions like museums, mega galleries and auction houses are extending an invitation to open previously closed doors (Hand, March 14, 2021). Like many opportunities that are...
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We’ve been listening to some great podcasts this month. Here are just a few.  the friend zone With a new release every Wednesday you are bound to find something you can relate to in this positive and informative podcast hosted by Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante. They tackle mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene each week. These are longer...
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Have you listened to any good podcasts lately? We’d love to hear what you’re listening to. Here are a few we’ve found interesting in February. You Had Me at Black – Hosts Martina Abrahams Ilunga and Britney Abrahams have released their 8th season of this great podcast which shares the life stories of Black Millennials...
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If you ask me what’s wrong, I can’t tell you just one thing. I would say, it’s this pandemic, the isolation, the deaths of friends my own age and younger from something we know so little about. It’s the inability to fully grieve. It’s the fear—not holding me hostage—holding me cautiously back. The isolation. Living...
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Dear 2020 and 2021, I’m writing to you in tandem now because for me you are inextricably linked. You both held and hold great hope and great fear I am doing my best to reconcile. You, 2020, opened the doors of opportunity for me. New city, new job, new apartment, new friends, new lovers, and...
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Happy New Year, writers and artists! We’re excited to bring you this list of upcoming grant and residency opportunities. Some are seeking to support Black, Indigenous, Queer and Trans People of Color (BIQTPOC) specifically. Be sure to check out the websites below for more details.   Rhizomatica Residency Philadelphia, Pa. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2021  This in-person residency...
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What if we gave ourselves permission to be creative? To dream big and find innovative ways to deliver on those dreams in support of young Black women and girls in the Deep South?In an effort to provide time and space to young Black women and girls in ways that empower them to grow into their...
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Note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, I started out writing an admiration piece about Lizzo. During this time, the novel coronavirus arrived in the US and spurred many discussions about how individuals living in “fat” and large bodies as a pre-existing condition are being treated in this crisis. Thus, with those discussion in the...
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