Our Story

Healing and Liberation for BLACK WOMXN ...

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 Womxn-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 Womxn's lives, loves, decisions, families, communities, and futures.

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

Healing and Liberation for BLACK WOMXN ...

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 Womxn-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 Womxn's lives, loves, decisions, families, communities, and futures.

Soul 2 Soul Sisters - March 4 Black Womxn Denver
Soul 2 Soul Sisters - March 4 Black Womxn 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 Womxn'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 Womxn'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 Womxn is based in reproductive justice framework. In June 1994, 12 Black Womxn (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 womxn'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 Womxn, the rally sign reads: "Trust Black Womxn: 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 Womxn 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 Womxn are divine creations and are welcome.

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

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

Black Womxn’s REST is a spiritual practice.

At Soul 2 Soul Sisters, Black Womxn 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 Womxn, 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 Womxn NOW.

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

WE ARE WOMANISTS

All Black Womxn 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 Womxn are divine creations and are welcome.

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

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

Black Womxn’s REST is a spiritual practice.

At Soul 2 Soul Sisters, Black Womxn 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 Womxn, 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 Womxn NOW.

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