Fly Femme Feature: Anika of Black Girl Bliss

Hey, pleasure seekers! Our Fly Femme and pleasure activist Anika of Black Girl Bliss wants you to feel good, unapologetically. Black Girl Bliss is an educational platform dedicated to cultivating the spiritual, sexual, and self-care practices of Black millennial women and femmes through books, courses, and other content. Obviously we – as a curation platform for femme positive goods and services and Self-Care for the Culture – had to wrap our arms around it and never let it go.

Courtesy of @blackgirlbliss on Instagram

Anika’s Pussy Prayers encourages us to “bask in pleasure daily” and provides actual “easy-to-do rituals to begin your personal journey of understanding the importance of pleasure, it’s connection to manifestation, and ways to up your #JuicyJuju so that you can enjoy #EverydayDeliciousness in your daily life.”

We stan.

The Juice

Anika Tene Rich is an educator and cultural worker committed to consciousness-raising and collective liberation through education. She teaches through various points of interest, including cultural education, social justice, and digital media. Through her work, Anika aims to:

  • center the voices and experiences of marginalized people
  • shift harmful narratives and amplify more authentic ones
  • preserve cultural knowledge and production
  • imagine alternatives for an equitable future,
  • create inclusive spaces for formal and informal learning, and
  • foster individual growth as well as movement building in marginalized communities.

Anika is the founder and CEO of Eleven25, a multi-platform media company that centers authentic narratives of the Black feminine experience. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Moonstone Education, a social justice leadership training program for high school girls and college-aged women. Anika writes on the topics of race, place, gender, culture, and education for various platforms.

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Anika holds a B.S. in Human Development from Howard University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University, and is currently pursuing advanced study in Anthropology. She is an avid reader, traveler, social media scroller, coffee mug collector and documentary-watcher.

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