GirlTrek challenges black women to walk for better health

July 31, 2019

GirlTrek is on a mission to help black women experience joy, healing and radical self-care in ways no other group is doing. Every week until Sunday, Sept. 15, GirlTrek will award a woman with a $1,000 self-care stipend in a Facebook live broadcast held every Monday at 1:57 p.m. EST.

The Summer of Self-Care is a challenge to black women to walk five days in one week to qualify to win $1,000 to spend on self-care. The newly launched, web-based app is a one-stop shop loaded with everything participants need to get started. Each week brings another theme and another chance to win – two weeks down (savor and sweat), eight more to go. The two rules are: Participants have to complete the weekly walking assignment and then spend the money on their own healing and happiness in seven days or less or the money goes back into the pot.

“This summer, self-care requires resistance. It is a problem to solve together,” said cofounder T. Morgan Dixon. “Self-care for black women takes a village. Walking together. Talking together.”

As a bonus, GirlTrek will be awarding $100 GirlTrek store shopping sprees for the best photos and videos from the week. To be considered, all participants have to do is tag @GirlTrek on Instagram and Twitter.

With 200,000 active members and counting, GirlTrek encourages black women across all backgrounds and walks of life to use radical self-care and walking as the first practical step to leading healthier, more fulfilled lives. GirlTrek is on a mission to inspire 1 million black women to walk in the direction of their healthiest, most fulfilled lives by 2020. For more information and to take the pledge, go to and


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