I’m a local artist and I created a program inspired by one of my songs called #deepend that details the parallels between black women being in unhealthy relationships and not knowing how to swim. This birthed the #deependchallenge; a five-week, inter generational swim program for black women 13 and up. Each session is three hours with the first half being dialogue applying the swim principles to life and relationships. The second half of the session are professional swim lessons led by swim coach DeAnna Smith. The ultimate goal is to achieve a new level of wholeness by equipping black women to swim mentally, emotionally and physically.
Funded by North Minneapolis, MN (September 2019)