T. Morgan Dixon

T. Morgan Dixon

Cofounder and CEO, GirlTrek
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Since 2010—long before the devastating murder of George Floyd—GirlTrek was addressing the need for healing and strength within communities. Dixon, along with her college friend Vanessa Garrison, founded the organization with a mission to improve Black women’s health and create a walking movement that aimed to “heal our bodies, inspire our daughters and reclaim the streets of our neighborhoods.” Last summer, GirlTrek launched its first Black History Bootcamp, a 21-day series of walk-and-talk episodes that people could listen to on their walks with each recording honoring Black female activists and leaders, such as Audre Lorde, Olive Morris and Shirley Chisholm.

“In this moment, as we fight for our very sanity, our communities, our babies, ourselves, our men, we turn to the most beautiful source, the Black women who walked before us,” Dixon told Vogue, explaining the inspiration behind the initiative. “It is an acknowledgement that we walk in the footsteps of women who made a way out of no way, and that we have a blueprint for self-care and survival like no other. We intend to claim that legacy.”

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