About us

Our History

Love Your Magic (LYM) is a grassroots organization committed to the healthy development of Black and Brown gxrls.

Founded in 2017 by a group of Black and Brown womxn educators in Boston, Massachusetts, LYM began as a conference designed to respond to and disrupt the disproportionate amount of Black and Brown gxrls that were being “pushed out” of schools.

Our Approach

Self-advocacy, self-love, and sisterhood can impact Black and Brown gxrls’ educational pursuits and experiences.

Our work equips the gxrls with the tools to advocate for themselves and their communities. We provide a space for gxrls to tell their stories, develop their self-esteem, and celebrate each other.

Our Commitment

As a commitment to embracing and acknowledging the varying identity and experiences of all Black and Brown gxrls, including trans gxrls, we emphasize the importance of the term “gxrls’’ as an inclusive one.

Love Your Magic’s Youth Development Model

Self-Advocacy

Love Your Magic encourage gxrls to see each other not as competitors, but as sisters, through an emphasis on sisterhood.

Self-Advocacy

Love Your Magic encourage gxrls to see each other not as competitors, but as sisters, through an emphasis on sisterhood.

Self-Advocacy

Love Your Magic encourage gxrls to see each other not as competitors, but as sisters, through an emphasis on sisterhood.

Self-Advocacy

Too often our girls internalize values that tell them to be silent. As their village, it is our responsibility to help them develop the skills they need to use their voice.

Self-Love

Self-love is essential for our gxrls. As their village, we can and should speak love into them and affirm them until they know self-love for themselves.

Sisterhood

Love Your Magic encourage gxrls to see each other not as competitors, but as sisters, through an emphasis on sisterhood.

Our impact

600

Black & Brown Gxrls

300

Community Members

60

Volunteers

Our Programs

Love Your Magic engages in, curates, and designs strategic programs and initiatives with the sole aim of empowering Black and Brown gxrls we currently achieve this through:

Love Your Magic Academy

An 6-week program designed for Black and Brown gxrls in elementary school to cultivate self-love, self-advocacy, and sisterhood with an emphasis on advancing social justice principles within our gxrls.

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Black Gxrls Lead Learning Community

An 4-week program that provides high school gxrls with the opportunity to explore the concept of identity and equips gxrls with the knowledge and skills to think critically about systems of oppression in an effort to create change in their communities.

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Community And School Partnerships

An opportunity for  stakeholders to co-create events and programming to advance the healthy development of Black and Brown gxrls. Our partnerships are shaped by stakeholders’ interests and needs and Love Your Magic’s vision, mission, and goals.

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Love Your Magic Conference

Free annual conference designed for Black and Brown gxrls in elementary and middle school. Love Your Magic partners with local professional womxn to host a Lunch and Learn during the event to provide gxrls an opportunity to learn about navigating the world as a Black or Brown womxn.

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Love Your Magic Summer Camp

A program designed to cultivate self-love, sisterhood and self-advocacy within our gxrls. Programming is shaped both by the unique needs and interests of our gxrls, and by Love Your Magic’s vision, mission, and goals.

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— Camille, Age 8

“Being at the Love Your Magic Conference filled me with joy. I really liked the feeling of sisterhood. I learned that self love is important and it should always come first.”

— Jelissa, Parent

My daughter was inspired by the speakers and has learned that when she identifies a need in her community she can fill it. I would recommend the Love Your Magic Conference to anyone interested in giving power to their daughter’s voice.”

— Charleah, Parent

"Through the Love Your Magic Conference, Love Your Magic is filling a void by creating a space where young girls of color can feel free to be themselves and where values of self worth, advocacy and sisterhood are being fostered."

Angelina, Age 14

“My favorite part about the Love Your Magic Book Club was being able to relate to the other girls. It was really cool to hear them say stuff that I totally agree with. It was encouraging to hear that other Black teens go through the same things as me.”

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