This past Saturday we presented GirlGangCrazy, a space for sisterhood to the world & to our LA community. It was an honor to lead this run and advocate for the needs of marginalized BIPOC women and men 🖤⁣

The disenfranchisement of Black women is as American and as prevalent as police brutality. In the early 1900s when white women were fighting for the right to vote, they purposely excluded Black women in order to appeal to racist white organizations throughout the country. When the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920, Black women as well as Black men still faced unconstitutional barriers at the polls. 100 years later, we honor the generations of work done by courageous leaders like Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer, Victoria Adams Gray, and Unita Blackwell. ⁣
Saturday was a celebration of our right to vote through fellowship, education and movement. About 75 people showed up to run and register to vote along with what seemed like 100s of bike riders. Huge thank you to Our Own for your passion and the opportunity to show up for ourselves. Thank you to Ride for Black Lives for supporting those of us on foot and showing up weekly in solidarity of Black lives. And thank you to Sole Folks for hosting us and all that you do in Leimert Park for our community ❤️🏃🏽‍♀️🚲