What we're about
Photo Requirement: You must include a clear picture of yourself (with clear view of your face) to join this meetup.
Who we are: This is a group for African American women who love other African American women, unconventional good times, healthy living, and outdoor adventures! Funky Black Gals!
**Heads Up**: This group has a specific active-life purpose. Women not answering the membership questions completely & directly will be declined.
Description: I created this group to provide a safe space for black women who are queer, quirky, and adventuresome. My partner and I want to enjoy outdoor adventures (such as hiking, archery, horseback riding, camping, canoeing) primarily, but also DIY projects, dining experiences, social gatherings, events, black cultural exploration, concerts, and weekend trips that are both designed for black lesbian/queer/woman-identified women and also welcoming to health-conscious whole foodies of all stripes (vegans, omnivores, pescatarian, vegetarians, etc.). If you are fun black lesbian, queer, SGL, or woman-identified woman (unattached or attached) who loves other African American women, authentic good times, and healthy living...AND... if you don't mind gettin' a little funky, you're not alone. You're a Funky Black Gal! Join us!
No Smoking Policy: The group does NOT allow smoking of any kind, at any point. All events are non-smoking.
Drug-Free Policy: This group does NOT allow the illegal use of drugs/substances or the use of synthetic drugs at any point.
Safe space statement: This group is designed to support the self-care of our members in safe space where they are free to be themselves and strengthened to be positive members of the broader community. Unless otherwise stated in event descriptions, please remember that *any guests* should also fit our group description (described above), in keeping with our safe space policy. Thanks!
Discretion for Safety Policy: Once added to the group, read the entire Discretion for Safety Policy. We respect all Funky Gals' privacy and livelihood, and will never take or post pictures without express permission.
Personal Responsibility: This group will occasionally travel, participate in outdoor physical activity, pursue challenging opportunities, go on adventures, sample new foods, and have fun, generally. When you attend any event, you are doing so at your own risk and agree to take personal responsibility for yourself and your safety. You agree that this group and persons connected to this group or this website will not be held responsible for your safety or well being, or that of any guests who may attend events with you. By attending, you also agree to properly prepare for the event and to bring necessary and appropriate items. You also agree to contact leaders with any questions. Funky Black Gals will work to plan for safety, share needed info, and look out for each other, but all participants agree to uphold their responsibility to keep themselves safe - both at events and when traveling to and from events. By joining this group, you are affirming that you agree that you understand this policy and that you will not hold this group or any of its members responsible if anything happens to go wrong.
RSVP Requirement: Our meetups require an RSVP. To help us ensure that no Funky Gal is ever left behind, please ensure that you RSVP for yourself and any guests by the cutoff time. This will usually be 2 hours, 15 minutes before local events, and longer for events that require significant travel. Please do not attend w/o RSVPing. All RSVPs will receive a contact phone number via email or meetup message when RSVPs close. If you will not be able to come, please courteously change your RSVP or call the organizer by one (1) hour before the event to let her know. Repeat no-shows will be banned from the group.
Meetups/Cancellations: Events not cancelled by 1 hour before the event (commute time/drive time) will *not* be cancelled. Cancellations can only be issued by organizers. If weather or an issue outside our control occurs, an alternative event/location/hangout opportunity will be offered at the site of original meetup. Please call provided number if you have concerns. This will occur regardless of whether partner locations/venues alter an event outside of our control at short notice. This policy honors that Funky Gals drive from distances to attend. Again, if you won't be able to come, please courteously change your RSVP by one (1) hour before the event or call the organizer to let her know.
No Funky Gal Left Behind Policy: Event cancellations will be made by organizers at least 1 hour before the event. In case of an issue outside of our control we will remain at the meetup site for 30 minutes from the meetup start time before leaving for an alternate option. (We will sometimes remain longer, but this is not guaranteed). Please call the provided number if you are unable to locate the Funky Gals during this period.
Stay In Touch/Stay Aware: Funky Gals are adventurers, and participate in outdoor or active events. After the 2-hour cutoff, if you must get in touch with Organizers, please **call the provided number**. If we are in a remote area without service, or if you are not able to reach an organizer, please look for signs (usually near entrances or main offices/gift shops) or check with venue employees (if applicable) for "Funky Gals" messages. Whenever we leave messages, we will use "Funky Gals".
Finally, thank you so much for your interest in this group, and WELCOME! So happy you are here - Let's have some fun!