Join 1000 Women

Control Of
Their Health. 

5th Annual Kickstart Health & Wellness Expo

9am Saturday June 22nd | Capital Turnaround | Washington D.C.

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Notable Guests

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams is an American singer and actress. She rose to fame in the early 2000s as a member of R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time[2] with over 100 million records,[3] of which more than 60 million copies sold with the trio lineup that included Williams.[4] During her time in the group she earned several accolades including a Grammy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ashley Boalch-Darby

Ashley Boalch-Darby is an American television personality and singer. She gained notability after winning Miss District of Columbia in 2011 and has been a main cast member The Real Housewives of Potomac since the show’s inception in January 2016.

Monique Samuels

Monique Samuels, radio personality for Audacy WPGC 95.5’s Good Morning Show and former star on the reality television series on Bravo “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” is an entrepreneur, speaker, multi-media personality, radio host, writer and philanthropist. Most importantly, Monique is also a loving and dedicated mom of three. She is known for her ability to balance her personal and professional lives and “do it all.”

Joi Carter

Joi Carter is a multi-talented singer best known as a reality star from season 5 of “Ready 2 Love” and “Love & Marriage: DC” on the OWN Network.  Her bold  sound and vibrant stage performance indicate her love for 80’s music and her childhood in a house filled with soca, funk, and rock. also shined as a background singer for R&B crooner Carl Thomas and has toured internationally with ‘The Pocket,’ a Washington, DC-based alternative-rock-reggae band. JC’s experience has taken her worldwide, from Dubai, China to Mexico, and now this dynamic performer brings her fierce energy center stage as a solo artist.

Phil Weeden

Certified personal trainer, former bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, Phil originally got into fitness to transform his own body and soon discovered a passion for helping others reach their health and wellness goals. He is the creator and founder of the smash hit cardio step aerobic class, Xtreme Hip Hop with Phil, as well as Xtreme Burn and the X30 Challenge. 

@DoctorHolistic | Dr. Bobby Price

Dr. Bobby Price is a certified plant-based nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and Doctor of Pharmacy. He has extensive clinical experience in the hospital setting, one on one patient contact in community pharmacy, and health care regulatory experience with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Event Schedule

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09:00 - 12:00
Event Registration

If you’re registered for our conference pick up your conference badge and schedule at our event registration table. All ticket holders should check-in at the registration table to get their schedule, welcome bag, free food voucher, and free raffle ticket.

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10:00 - 10:45
BGH Live!

A 60 minute informative health talk show featuring notable minority women health professionals and advocates discussing common health issues facing minority women and their corresponding prevention and treatment methods. Featuring Michelle Williams, Ashley Boalch-Darby, Monique Samuels, Clifton Pettie, Joi Carter, and Dr. Bobby Price.

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11:00 - 12:00
Celebrity Meet & Greet

First come first served Celebrity meet, greet and photo op with celebrity guests Dr. Holistic, Ashley Boalch-Darby, Joi Carter, and Monique Samuels.


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12:15 - 13:00
The Power of Resilience: Mental Health Strategies for Adversity

This session delves into building resilience and coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges. Participants will gain practical tools to cultivate mental strength, enabling them to bounce back from adversity.

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Dawn Pullin BSN, MA.ED., CDCA, GRMS, LPC
CEO of Restoration Community Services
Eating Right To Balance Your Hormones image
12:15 - 13:00
Eating Right To Balance Your Hormones

In this session, we will delve into the powerful realm of holistic wellness, specifically targeting the intricate relationship between nutrition, hormones, and overall health.

This workshop will guide you through the transformative journey of healing hormones naturally. Learn how to harness the power of nutrient-rich foods to balance your hormones, alleviate symptoms of hormonal imbalances, and cultivate sustainable well-being from within.

Whether you’re seeking relief from hormonal fluctuations, striving for optimal health, or simply curious about holistic wellness, this workshop is designed for you.

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Rochelle Parks
Owner, Roctrepar, INC
Xtreme Hip Hop Step image
12:15 - 13:00
Xtreme Hip Hop Step

Join us for a dynamic and high-energy fitness session designed to kickstart your health journey. This session will incorporate lively step aerobics workouts, empowering music, and expert guidance to boost your physical and mental well-being. Get ready to sweat, smile, and embrace the mind-body connection in this invigorating session

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Phil Weeden
Lunch image
13:00 - 14:30

Catered full lunch provided by Black Girl Health Foundation in partnership with Eco Caters for all attendees.

Pillow Talk: Unleashing Your Sensual Power in Relationships image
14:00 - 14:45
Pillow Talk: Unleashing Your Sensual Power in Relationships

This captivating workshop session is designed to empower women of color to embrace their sensual power and nurture fulfilling relationships through the engaging exploration of intimacy, communication, and sexual empowerment. The session will feature candid discussions, and expert guidance, that will allow participants to embark on a journey of self-discovery, gaining valuable insights and tools to cultivate passionate connections and enrich their love lives.

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Brittany Broaddus-Smith
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15:00 - 15:45
Zen Vibes: Yoga for Mind-Body Harmony


Immerse yourself in the serenity of yoga as we explore poses and techniques that promote balance and connection between the mind and body. This session is perfect for all levels, providing a tranquil space to strengthen, stretch, and rejuvenate.

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Ashley Boalch-Darby
Harmony Within: Unraveling the Tapestry of Mental and Physical Health image
15:00 - 15:45
Harmony Within: Unraveling the Tapestry of Mental and Physical Health

Join us for an enlightening session where we uncover the interconnectedness of mental and physical well-being. In this workshop, we’ll explore how stress, anxiety, depression, obesity, and other mental health factors intricately influence the development of chronic conditions. Gain valuable insights and practical tips for prevention while nurturing a holistic approach to health.

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Montrella Cowan
Finding Balance: Navigating Work-Life Integration image
15:00 - 15:45
Finding Balance: Navigating Work-Life Integration

Explore strategies for achieving harmony and balance in all aspects of life, including work, relationships, and self-care. This session will offer practical tips for setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, and cultivating a sense of balance and fulfillment.

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Avalaura Gaither
Intuitive Consultant and Life Coach
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16:00 - 16:45
Wealth and Well-Being: A Path to Financial Liberation

Gain insight into the often-overlooked link between financial health and mental well-being. This session will explore the impact of financial stress on mental health and provide practical tips for managing finances and reducing financial-related anxiety.

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Roni M Talley
Owner, RoniUplifts
Nourishing Mind and Body To Heal Chronic Illness image
16:00 - 16:45
Nourishing Mind and Body To Heal Chronic Illness

Join us for an interactive workshop that delves into the profound connection between nutrition, physical health, and mental well-being. In this session, participants will explore the transformative power of food as medicine, gaining practical insights into holistic nutritional approaches that promote cardiovascular health, manage diabetes, and support mental wellness. Through engaging food demonstrations, enlightening discussions, and expert guidance, attendees will discover the potential to remove pharmaceutical drugs from their lives and embark on a journey toward optimal health and vitality.

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16:00 - 16:45
AfroCardio: Dance Therapy

Experience the therapeutic benefits of movement and expression through dance therapy. This session will guide you through rhythmic movements and creative expression exercises to promote emotional release, stress reduction, and self-discovery.

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Ashia J.
Owner of AfroCardio
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Event Location

Capital Turnaround @ Navy Yard

With its rustic, exposed brick aesthetic, this is the perfect space to host a social or corporate event. The main events space has an open floor plan, making it easy to execute any client’s vision. The concert hall features state of the art LED screens and can seat just under 1,000 people. Once a historic car barn from the 1800s, this unique and epic venue is managed by event gurus IMPACT Collective.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Date and Venue:

  • Date: June 22, 2024
  • Venue: Capital Turnaround, 770 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Event Overview: The Black Girl Health Kickstart Event is a transformative gathering aimed at empowering and promoting holistic health among Black women. This event will feature insightful discussions, workshops, and activities tailored to support physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What time does the event start and end?

  • The event will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 5:00 PM.

2. How can I get to the venue via metro?

  • The nearest metro stations to Capital Turnaround are:
    • Navy Yard-Ballpark Station (Green Line) – Approximately a 15-minute walk from the venue.
    • Eastern Market Station (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines) – Approximately a 20-minute walk from the venue.

3. Are there any nearby hotels for accommodation?

4. Is parking available near the venue?

  • Limited street parking may be available in the vicinity of Capital Turnaround. Parking is available right across from the venue on M Street, between 6th and 7th, for $20.

5. Will lunch be provided during the event?

  • Yes, lunch will be provided for all attendees with General Admission tickets. Dietary preferences and restrictions will be accommodated to the best of our ability. Please inform us in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements. Lunch is NOT included with limited admission tickets.

6. Is the event accessible for individuals with disabilities?

  • Yes, the venue is accessible for individuals with disabilities. If you require any specific accommodations, please contact us in advance, and we will ensure your needs are met.

7. Can I bring my children to the event?

  • While we appreciate family participation, this event is specifically designed for adult attendees. Childcare services will not be provided onsite.

8. Will there be networking opportunities at the event?

  • Yes, there will be designated networking sessions and opportunities for attendees to connect with each other throughout the day.

9. What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place?

  • The safety and well-being of our attendees are of utmost importance. We will adhere to all local health guidelines and implement necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Details regarding COVID-19 safety protocols will be communicated closer to the event date, based on the prevailing circumstances and recommendations from health authorities.

For any further inquiries or assistance, please visit Capital Turnaround’s website or contact We look forward to welcoming you to the Black Girl Health Kickstart Event!

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