We’re going on a trip! Not in your favorite rocket ship though…
This fall BrownGirlGlory is teaming up with GoneGLOWbal to bring you the best girl’s trip ever. We will be traveling to Colombia where will explore the city and learn more about its history and of course bond because there’s something powerful that happens when women of color connect in all of their glory. We can’t be effed with.
We decided to create this experience for several reasons. GoneGLOWbal wants to get people of color out of the United States and traveling to countries where the majority of the population looks like them. BrownGirlGlory was established to connect women of color to form fierce lady connections and friendships. We all know how difficult it can be to travel especially when you don’t want to go solo. Groups trips are hard to bring to fruition and most of the time, they never happen! This trip eliminates all of that. Bringing our missions together, we thought it would be great if we got a small group together to take a trip that WILL happen. You don’t need a buddy. We got you on the payment plan. And don’t worry about the itinerary or hotel which are included in the cost. You only have to find your flight and you can get help from a certified travel agent! Booking will be a breeze.
Personally, I’m scary. I always say I want to take a solo trip and I’ve literally only taken myself to dinner maybe twice. I eat in my apartment alone often but in the streets, one deep at a restaurant? Not happening. I imagine you share my sentiments about traveling alone. If not, teach me your ways. If so, you should be coming on this trip! Me and Lauren are balls of fun especially as a duo.
What should you expect? Maybe not the trip of a lifetime but definitely an experience that you will be talking about in the years to come. We’re being intentional about creating a trip that will be memorable and enlightening and fun. We aren’t planning every moment of the trip but planning enough tours to see the city and enough time and space for us to connect and for you to explore on your own.
If you would like to reserve your spot or read up on the itinerary, use this link. Only 12 spots are available. Don’t miss out!
Randomness That Has Nothing to Do With Anything:
You know how Black Twitter ruins everything by making it a meme or into a joke? We did the same thing except we didn’t have a platform. Think about Deborah Cox “How Did You Get Here” or R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” We were equally childish.
I was listening to the Friend Zone last week and they discussed how people expressed outrage at bystanders in NYC who ignored a kid being attacked. On the video, some of the persons were in scrubs indicating that they worked at a hospital and the internet suggested they be fired because as nurses or health professionals they should have stopped. I just wanted to take this time to point out that everyone who works in a hospital wears scrubs with the exception of the administration. And I’ll just stop there.
The Atlantic published a piece about the life expectancy gap between people in Baltimore who live within a short distance from each other. Actually, it was way more in depth than that. Lately, I’ve been interested in the black experience and how it varies so greatly. There a very few things that separate my life from the life of someone in prison or living in poverty. Something about this really struck a nerve with me and I’m having a difficult time articulating it. Read the article here.
I’m reading a book and the author challenges the notion of “What Would Jesus Do?” and remixes it to “What Would God Have Me Do?”
When it comes to values and moral living, Jesus clearly is my most important and influential teacher. His lessons are my primary reference point. But that’s not going to let me off the hook of discerning the values to which I am called. He had his unique personality, and I have mine. He had his calling, and I have mine. – Ronald J. Greer
At brunch Sunday, we discussed how Christians are expected to live a life that mirrors Christ’s. But only we know how impossible that is. To the world, when we sin, we are horrible and awful and look nothing like Christ, totally neglecting mercy and grace. This quote resonated with me because as we strive to be Christ- like, I think it’s important to remember who you are and who you have been called to be at such a time as this. Perfection isn’t the goal. Honoring and upholding your values and beliefs is what will set you apart from the nonbeliever. Yes, the world is watching but so is God. Fall down and get up again and again. Be who you were created to be.
Okay. See y’all next week!