The Wells Collective
It all started with brunch 💁🏾♀️
Six Black women diversity practitioners from the greater Baltimore area recognized the magic in one another and sought refuge, restoration, and rejuvenation through one another's company.
The spark ✨ was present from the very beginning, and it was clear that our energy was meant to exist beyond the confines of omelettes and crab cakes.
Our genius worked together to create a manifestation of love: The Wells Collective. Among us, we have public and private school educators, researchers, a former Head of School, a former Director of Admissions, a psychologist, a counselor, and plenty of magic to sprinkle around.
We are excited to share our joy with you as we work toward collective liberation.
The Wells Collective seeks to celebrate the joy and beauty of Black women in a world that has for centuries, stood against it. As such, we work with schools and organizations to help them understand their power and position in society in order to manifest the necessary tools to serve as architects for liberation. We operate with the collective understanding that liberation comes from within. We are intent on centering the needs of women of color, and, by proxy, everyone.
The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
- Maya Angelou
The quality of being fair and impartial.
"Our children cannot dream unless they live, they cannot live unless they are nourished, and who else will feed them the real food without which their dreams will be no different from ours? 'If you want us to change the world someday, we at least have to live long enough to grow up!' shouts the child." -Audre Lorde
The act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release.
"...just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." - Toni Morrison
An intense feeling of deep affection.
“Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.”
- bell hooks
An association, society, or community of women linked by a common interest, religion, or trade.
“She’s a friend of my mind. She gathers me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them right back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.”
- Toni Morrison
For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.
- Audre Lorde