T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison:
Walking as a revolutionary act of self-care

TED2017 · 15:33 · Filmed Apr 2017
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"When black women walk, things change," say T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, the founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek. They're on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death among black women — and build communities in the process. How? By getting one million black women and girls to prioritize their self-care, lacing up their shoes and walking in the direction of their healthiest, most fulfilled lives.

Health activist
T. Morgan Dixon is the co-founder and CEO of GirlTrek, inspiring more than 100,000 neighborhood walkers. Full bio
Health activist
As COO of GirlTrek, Vanessa Garrison mobilizes African American women and girls to reclaim their health and communities through walking. Full bio
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