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The SBG Mission

Spoken Black Girl is an online oasis for mental wellness and healing with a unique infusion of laughter, inspiration, and truth. SBG is committed to ending the stigma around mental health and empowering Black women to love and care for themselves.

Together we can end the stigma, learn more about ourselves, and support each other in our individual journeys towards self-love and growth.

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Announcing… Spoken Black Girl Magazine!

I’m beyond excited to announce that Spoken Black Girl Magazine is launching on June 1st!


Women of color have incredible to stories to tell. We deserve a positive space to support and affirm each other in our journeys. Let’s go from healing to thriving together!

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