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sept 2 - 5 | Estes Park, Colorado

A weekend-long wellness revival

like no other

!

The Largest Gathering of Black Women in the Wild

Stress Protest is a three-day life-altering outdoor experience rooted in radical self-care.

For the last two years, Black women have been on the frontlines fighting a pandemic and fighting for our families. Our labor has been endless and our bodies need rest—and we know without a doubt that slowing down is the most radical thing you can do to heal.

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For three days, we will come together to 

Heal in Nature

as we protest anything and everything that brings us stress.

be grounded in joy

Replenish Your Spirits

Set in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Stress Protest is the reprieve you need to release the weight of the world you carry year-round. 

It is an opportunity to restore your joy; an experience to exhale by engaging in outdoor activities, mindful moments, and soul-rejuvenating workshops. It is permission to put yourself first. For three days, we will come together to heal in nature and replenish our spirits as we protest anything and everything that brings us stress.

This experience will change your life.

You need it, but most importantly, you deserve it.

“If I had to summarize the experience on the mountaintop in two words, it would be life changing.”

Carla

“I learned that I was not alone. On that mountaintop, I felt the truest meaning of sisterhood.”

shanae

Enjoy a weekend of adventure and healing

surrounded by the rustic and scenic Rocky Mountains

“Sitting here trying to unpack from one of the most incredible, life-changing few days of my life. I am thankful.”

Hailey

“Yep, hiking for the first time EVER and now I know nothing is impossible if you change your mindset!”

Christina

Imagine it…

Black women coming together to hike to the mountaintop, burn our burdens in the campfire, learn the healing traditions of our ancestors, set our fears on fire, experience life-changing breakthroughs, meditate and make magic as we skate, swim, and shimmy with our sisters, plus more!

Self-care is a revolutionary act.

Our Story

We are Girltrek

The largest health movement for Black women in the country with one million members.

Each year, GirlTrek hosts Stress Protest to provide a sacred safe space for healing and fellowship. In 2018, GirlTrek co-founders Vanessa Garrison and Morgan Dixon led thousands of women to dedicate the entire year to staging a #StressProtest. That initial commitment is now an annual tradition.
Alongside a national staff of radiant women, scores of talented faculty and hundreds of volunteers, Morgan and Vanessa are leading a rebellion against stress, disease and pain. This weekend is an invitation to join them in a revolutionary act of self-care!
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Each year, GirlTrek hosts Stress Protest to provide a sacred safe space for healing and fellowship. In 2018, GirlTrek co-founders Vanessa Garrison and Morgan Dixon led thousands of women to dedicate the entire year to staging a #StressProtest. That initial commitment is now an annual tradition.

Alongside a national staff of radiant women, scores of talented faculty and hundreds of volunteers, Morgan and Vanessa are leading a rebellion against stress, disease and pain. This weekend is an invitation to join them in a revolutionary act of self-care!

2022 Registration is

closed

!

Don’t wait until the last minute. Spaces are very limited and #STRESSPROTEST 2022 will sell out.

early bird 'til

May 31

General open 'til

Aug 14