Our Story

Healing and Liberation for BLACK WOMEN ...

Founded in 2015 during a time of deadly encounters between Black people and law enforcement and the subsequent rise of the Movement for Black Lives, Co-Founders Rev. Tawana Davis and Rev. Dr. Dawn Riley Duval birthed Soul 2 Soul Sisters to be a Black Women-led, faith-based response to anti-Black violence in the United States of America. Today, our organization is evolving and thriving as we work to honor and protect Black Women's lives, loves, decisions, families, communities, and futures.

Soul 2 Soul Sisters - March 4 Black Women Denver
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - March 4 Black Women Denver

Healing and Liberation for BLACK WOMEN ...

Founded in 2015 during a time of deadly encounters between Black people and law enforcement and the subsequent rise of the Movement for Black Lives, Co-Founders Rev. Tawana Davis and Rev. Dr. Dawn Riley Duval birthed Soul 2 Soul Sisters to be a Black Women-led, faith-based response to anti-Black violence in the United States of America. Today, our organization is evolving and thriving as we work to honor and protect Black Women's lives, loves, decisions, families, communities, and futures.

Soul 2 Soul Sisters - March 4 Black Women Denver
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - March 4 Black Women Denver

The Soul 2 Soul Sisters experience ...

Based in a fierce knowing that we all will be free, we have four areas of programming:

Black Women's Healing, Health & Joy

Facing Racism

Reparations

Let My People Vote

Soul 2 Soul Sisters - More Than Pink Walk in Denver, Colorado
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - More Than Pink Walk in Denver, Colorado

The Soul 2 Soul Sisters experience ...

Based in a fierce knowing that we all will be free, we have four areas of programming:

Black Women's Healing, Health & Joy

Facing Racism

Reparations

Let My People Vote

Soul 2 Soul Sisters - More Than Pink Walk in Denver, Colorado
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - More Than Pink Walk in Denver, Colorado

Reproductive Justice: A Divine Black Feminine Force

Soul 2 Soul Sisters' work for and with Black Women is based in reproductive justice framework. In June 1994, 12 Black Women (honor to the Divine Twelve!) workers in the reproductive health and rights field birthed the concept "reproductive justice" which focuses on reproductive liberation movement building. Reproductive justice affirms that women's health care must protect: 

  • Raising children in safe and healthy environments
  • Sexuality
  • The decision not to become a parent
  • Planned and healthy pregnancies
Black women who stand for reproductive justice.
Behind the beautiful Black Women, the rally sign reads: "Trust Black Women: Stand With Us for Reproductive Justice www.trustblackwomen.org"

WE ARE WOMANISTS

Inspired by Womanist creative thought and theology, the following principles guide Soul 2 Soul Sisters:

All Black Women matter.

Soul 2 Soul Sisters privileges Black people who identify as Woman, Trans, Non-Binary, Queer, elderly, spiritual, courageous, outrageous, religious, audacious, incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, serious, spontaneous, playful, disabled, creative, immigrant … All Black Women are divine creations and are welcome.

Self-love and love of Black Women are medicine to the soul.

Where there is self-love and love of Black Women, there is healing and liberation. Self-love and love of Black Women are intentional and unleash the power of each Black Woman. Self-love and love of Black Women promote growth and innovation, cultivating sacred space for creativity, vision and joy. Self-love and love of Black Women connect us with our ancestors, Universe, the Divine, and with generations to come. Through self-love and love of Black Women, we create futures in which each Black Woman is free.

Black Women’s REST is a spiritual practice.

At Soul 2 Soul Sisters, Black Women do not work like enslaved Black people. Working ourselves to death dishonors our ancestors' prayers and disrespects our humanity. In a world that seeks to ravage every fiber of Black Women, rest is refreshing radical resistance. Rest is not lazy or selfish – rather it is nourishing, essential and divine. Rest is a spiritual practice since it helps us connect with the Divine, our humanity and each other more deeply. We do the work that our souls require. And we rest.

Black liberation work liberates Black Women NOW.

Since Black Women have been robbed of liberation, it is our duty to create, chant, eat, sing, speak truth, be round, rest, deliver babies, march, celebrate, dance, vote, laugh, and more. We embody life-loving power as we get free. Now.

Soul 2 Soul Sisters - Juneteenth Celebration in Denver, Colorado
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - Juneteenth Celebration in Denver, Colorado
Love Black Women!
Love Black Women!
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - A Self-Love Saturday for Black Women Gathering
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - A Self-Love Saturday for Black Women Gathering

WE ARE WOMANISTS

All Black Women matter.

Soul 2 Soul Sisters privileges Black people who identify as Woman, Trans, Non-Binary, Queer, elderly, spiritual, courageous, outrageous, religious, audacious, incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, serious, spontaneous, playful, disabled, creative, immigrant … All Black Women are divine creations and are welcome.

Self-love and love of Black Women are medicine to the soul.

Where there is self-love and love of Black Women, there is healing and liberation. Self-love and love of Black Women are intentional and unleash the power of each Black Woman. Self-love and love of Black Women promote growth and innovation, cultivating sacred space for creativity, vision and joy. Self-love and love of Black Women connect us with our ancestors, Universe, the Divine, and with generations to come. Through self-love and love of Black Women, we create futures in which each Black Woman is free.

Black Women’s REST is a spiritual practice.

At Soul 2 Soul Sisters, Black Women do not work like enslaved Black people. Working ourselves to death dishonors our ancestors' prayers and disrespects our humanity. In a world that seeks to ravage every fiber of Black Women, rest is refreshing radical resistance. Rest is not lazy or selfish – rather it is nourishing, essential and divine. Rest is a spiritual practice since it helps us connect with the Divine, our humanity and each other more deeply. We do the work that our souls require. And we rest.

Black liberation work liberates Black Women NOW.

Since Black Women have been robbed of liberation, it is our duty to create, chant, eat, sing, speak truth, be round, rest, deliver babies, march, celebrate, dance, vote, laugh, and more. We embody life-loving power as we get free. Now.

Love Black Women!
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - A Self-Love Saturday for Black Women Gathering
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - A Self-Love Saturday for Black Women Gathering