Today's post brought to you by the cool vibes, fresh air and adventure of @outessasummit! GirlTrek co-founder, @vanessatreks had so much fun last year, she's headed back - this time to the mountains of Oregon with her tent, backpack and #GirlTrek superhero blue in tow. Check back for updates from her Outessa adventure, or if you're feeling inspired use code MtHoodFriendsandFamily for $50 off...
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Deborah Evans
We're so proud of Keinika for being an example of healthy living for her family and community.

"I am walking, running, dancing doing any and everything I can that gets my body moving and, more often than not, my two little shugas are right there with me. Moving up to 2017, if I’m doing anything GirlTrek related they immediately go to put on their superhero blue shirts. My oldest daughter,...
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Were so proud of Keinika for being an example of healthy living

#BlackGirlHealing: “I Am The Example For My Daughters”

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Eva Ruwe
Today is National Selfie day AND the first day of summer.

So how do you celebrate?

Take a selfie while you walk in honor of the summer solstice.

Tips for taking the perfect selfie: find the perfect lighting, find the right angle, smile!

Show us your best selfie!
Today is National Selfie day AND the first day of summer
Kawana Huggins
Kristi Allen
10 days left in the #GirlTrek #GetFree challenge.

Jaimee (center) of Birmingham, AL:
"I've completed the 100-mile challenge 3 years in a row. 2014, 2015 and 2016. How did I do it? First, I made up my mind that I would do it. I divided the miles by the 30 days in the month. This gave me a visual of what I had to accomplish to succeed. The total was 3.33 miles a day. Well, that is the minimum...
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10 days left in the GirlTrek GetFree challenge
Stephanie Powell Taylor
Anna Mitchell
Beverly Butler
#Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth."

GirlTrek Denver showed up en masse to the annual...
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Juneteenth also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day is a
Anna Mitchell
Nadia Thormities
In honor of the 9 people murdered in Charleston, SC, 2 years ago today. Know their names.

Illustration by Sarah Green.
In honor of the 9 people murdered in Charleston SC 2 years ago today Know their names
Sandra Close Turnquest
Connie Manigo
Larry D. Smith
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videos like this should go in the national archives. (Pls disregard ridic caption, just play sweet video.)
Angela V Humphrey
Chris Griffin Merritt
Missy Robinson
We're halfway through our 100-mile #GetFree challenge for June. This is when we start to dig deep and give it all we've got. So for those who may be in doubt and for those of you looking for some challenge motivation and a #GetFree pick-me-up here's how Mayema from Davenport, Iowa stays focused to crush 100 miles in June and every month for that fact!

"Ok, I usually don't do this but I'm...
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Were halfway through our 100mile GetFree challenge for June This is when
Mayema Pebbles Reynolds
Gladys Hampton
Janice E. Payne
GirlTrek knows that walking is the single most powerful thing Black women can do to improve their health. Walking leads to a cascade of tiny rebellions against disease by developing healthier life practices such as eating better, spending less time alone and increased Vitamin D intake due to being out in nature more. When women get outside, they notice their environments and opportunities to...
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Leigh Davis
Rhonda DeCambre
Cynthia Lewis
Kathy Hocutt
Victoria Rogers
Jacqueline B Knights
Each summer, GirlTrek brings Black women and girls on hikes in some of most breathtaking places in America from Yosemite National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains and the many beautiful local parks and state parks too as part of the GirlTrek Summer Trek Series.

Ask us about the Summer Trek Series?
Each summer GirlTrek brings Black women and girls on hikes in some

American Hiking Society – GirlTrek Kicks Off Summer Hike Series with National Trails Day

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We walk 100 miles this month in honor of our ancestors who gave up so much for us #GetFree #GirlTrek
We walk 100 miles this month in honor of our ancestors who
Irma Robinson
Jones Cyndi
Terri Brown Arheghan
Check out this radio interview #GirlTrek cofounder Vanessa Garrison did with Julee Jonez of Hot 103 Jamz.

Shout out Kansas City!
Check out this radio interview GirlTrek cofounder Vanessa Garrison did with Julee

GirlTrek: Take the Steps – Literally – to Join the Movement

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CURV NOIR
Check out this mini #GetFree mother/daughter photo shoot from Talynua in Sacramento.

What is #GetFree? #GetFree is GirlTrek's new Juneteenth tradition that encourages Black women to create their best lives by riding themselves of the things that hold them back and to replace it with 100 miles of walking during the month of June.

This is the challenge that we all need. We are talking about...
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Check out this mini GetFree motherdaughter photo shoot from Talynua in Sacramento
Talynua Bennett Jones
Virgie Patterson-Newman
Virgie Patterson-Newman
Keturah is doing big things up in Harlem!

She leads weekly walks at NYC Health + Hospital/ Harlem, a public hospital that serves the communities of central and west Harlem, northern Manhattan, and the south Bronx. Since April, Keturah has hosted more than 20 walks and she's not stopping there! She's using her life as an example of #BlackGirlHealing, self-care and healthy living.

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Keturah is doing big things up in Harlem
Keturah Queen
Doris Johnson
Maia Mungin Oriol
We are completely over winter! What about you? As a reminder that one day it will be warm again, we bring you this fabulous vintage goody from Atlantic City, NJ. We can not wait to be in a swimsuit like these divas! [Photo Credit: John W. Mosley]
We are completely over winter What about you As a reminder that
Alicia Hope Alexander
Charlotte Y. Washington
GirlTrek: Healthy Black Women and Girls
Today is the last day of the #GirlTrek #Mamathon Did you walk 52.4 miles? Who did you dedicate your miles to? Your granny? Your godmother who never had any children of her own but held you down? Or did you dedicate your miles to yourself?

For those who finished the challenge, don't forget to claim your special Mamathon prize at GirlTrek.org.
Today is the last day of the GirlTrek Mamathon Did you walk
More than a sale or day off, Memorial Day is a time to honor the fallen soldiers, those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy every day.

Image: Enlisted women march in a group, Ariz., 1943. Charles E. Steinheimer—TIme & Life Pictures/Getty Images
More than a sale or day off Memorial Day is a time
Shirley Jones
"My name is Cedejia and I'm 22 years old from the Sunshine State, Fort Lauderdale . I'm a recent college graduate from the Great Bethune-Cookman University and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc ❤. I love #GirlTrek because when I walk, I'm free! I'm free from the outside world and my mind is at peace."

Follow us on SnapChat for a week in the life of this millenial ambassador....
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