What we're about

We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like minded women. We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. We meet in Philadelphia, PA each month. We are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections. Find out more on our website http://www.mochagirlsread.com

If you are media, please email Mocha Girl Dindi at media@mochagirlsread.com

For Authors and Publishers, please email Mocha Girl Classy at classy@mochagirlsread.com

Upcoming events (5)

Augustravaganza: Yoga 101 with Yoga Instructor Nya

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Today and every Friday for the month of August we will take a few minutes to learn some Yoga. - All levels are welcomed - Wear comfortable clothing Who is Nya: Nya Patrinos, MFA, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, is a Certified Yoga Therapist passionate about yoga and meditation as tools for healing, transformation, equity, and social justice. Nya's training is a combination of East and West, she has diplomas in Yoga Therapy from the Ghosh Yoga College in Kolkata, India, and Kripalu's School of Integrative Yoga Therapy in Massachusetts, USA. She is the founder of People of Color Yoga for All Bodies and co-founder of Yoga Jubilee an organization whose mission is to amplify BIPOC/POC Voices in Yoga. Nya has written about Yoga for Healing Race-Based Traumatic Stress in the international publication, Yoga Therapy Today, as well as, presented on Yoga for Social Justice and Community Healing at the 2018 International Association Yoga Therapy Conference. Nya has written the chapter on Cultivating Resilience and Safety in Yoga Therapy Practice for the upcoming book Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools, and Practice: A Comprehensive Textbook published by Singing Dragon. Find and follow Nya: http://www.artyogafusion.com http://www.yogajubilee.com https://www.facebook.com/nyapat/ https://www.meetup.com/People-of-Color-Yoga-for-All-Bodies/ https://art-yoga-fusion.teachable.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtYogaFusion?ref=seller-platform-mcnav __________________________________________________ Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83797394519?pwd=ZE1TemZ2a3lVQmRPSWJrU0dTY3NLQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: In the Comment Section below

Augustravagnza: Sip and Swap with Bartender Rhachel

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Hi Ladies~ This coming meet up is about sipping cocktails and swapping books. We will meet on Zoom and we will learn from a professional bartender how to make two cocktails. If you don't want to drink and make cocktails come anyway and swap books with us. The shopping list of things you will need to make the cocktail: -Bourbon (suggestion https://www.bevmo.com/shop/spirits/whiskey/bourbon/bulleit_bourbon_750_ml/p/1564405684704485079) -Aperol ( suggestion https://www.bevmo.com/shop/spirits/liqueur/aperol_liqueur_aperitif_750_ml/p/1564405684704487523) -Lemon juice -Limes -A Cup of Black Tea -Sugar -Dry White Wine (flat or sparkling), -Soda Water -An Orange. Who is Rhachel? Rhachel has been bartending in California for over 10 years.. She has divided her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles working from fine dining (Slanted Door, Alameda Supper Club, Kin Khao) to high volume cocktail bars (Rye, Harvard and Stone) and even a movie theater (Alamo Drafthouse San Francisco). She is fond of all kinds of spirits, all kinds of movies and since the Pandemic has returned to her love of books as well. What to bring? Please bring up to 2 books you no longer want and are willing to swap (ship to) with other members. All members will have a chance to give info on the book they want to swap and to get the shipping information for the member who wants it. (If you have no books to swap no worries, come and take whatever you like) You may take as many as you want. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84615491085?pwd=M0kzYy9KalJ0U0U1RklTSUR6cG96QT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: In the Comments Looking forward to seeing you there!

Augustravaganza: Eye Make-Up 101 with Lash Expert Dionne

We are going to spend time together with Lash Expert Dionne Phillips learning how to play up our eyes now that face mask are covering most of our faces. Play up the eyes girls!! BRING ALL YOUR EYE MAKE-UP. Who is Dionne Phillps? Dionne Phillips has been dubbed the premier authority in celebrity eyelash extensions and faux lashes. She began her career servicing clients such as Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Renee Zellweger, Lindsay Lohan, Mary J. Blige, and a host of others while working at a well-known, prestigious salon. After several successful years of providing LA’s most beautiful and durable eyelashes, Dionne decided to strike out on her own, launching D’Lashes in 2005. Tucked away in a private, serene studio space in Beverly Hills, D’Lashes approaches lash design with a feminine, modern point of view. Dionne’s goal is to create eyelashes that embrace fashion with effortless elegance and confidence. D’Lashes encapsulates a fresh take on glamour, while Dionne’s technique and meticulous attention to detail give women a “new lash on life.” Dionne has garnered editorial acclaim for both her lash styles and expert advice for celebrities. A Louis Vuitton City Guide favorite, she has made numerous broadcast appearances as an eyelash expert having covered pre-Oscar and Emmy fashion segments for Extra TV, Access Hollywood, and Good Morning America. She has also been featured on The Doctors and Style Network. Leading Hollywood ladies and fashion tastemakers such as Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Zoe, Serena Williams, Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone, and Christina Milian, among others, flock to Dionne for her services, while her work has appeared in top publications such as Allure, Redbook, Town & Country, and Vogue. In 2012, Dionne launched her own luxury product line including her signature eyelash kits, which provide her clients with the tools to get her signature red-carpet-ready looks at home. Dionne continues to work and live in Los Angeles where she passionately helps women look and feel more glamorous one lash at a time. For additional information on Dionne Phillips and D’Lashes or to schedule an interview, please contact: [masked] Shop: https://www.dlashes.com/shop-dlashes/ IG: https://instagram.com/dlashes# Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/dlashes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dlashesabydionnephillips Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLashes ______________________________________________________________________________ Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89846244583?pwd=eDZrYVFwVmVLaW4wNkFSdHpxVk05QT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: In the Comment Section

Augustravaganza: Eye Make-Up 101 with Lash Expert Dionne

We are going to spend time together with Lash Expert Dionne Phillips learning how to play up our eyes now that face mask are covering most of our faces. Play up the eyes girls!! BRING ALL YOUR EYE MAKE-UP. Who is Dionne Phillps? Dionne Phillips has been dubbed the premier authority in celebrity eyelash extensions and faux lashes. She began her career servicing clients such as Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Renee Zellweger, Lindsay Lohan, Mary J. Blige, and a host of others while working at a well-known, prestigious salon. After several successful years of providing LA’s most beautiful and durable eyelashes, Dionne decided to strike out on her own, launching D’Lashes in 2005. Tucked away in a private, serene studio space in Beverly Hills, D’Lashes approaches lash design with a feminine, modern point of view. Dionne’s goal is to create eyelashes that embrace fashion with effortless elegance and confidence. D’Lashes encapsulates a fresh take on glamour, while Dionne’s technique and meticulous attention to detail give women a “new lash on life.” Dionne has garnered editorial acclaim for both her lash styles and expert advice for celebrities. A Louis Vuitton City Guide favorite, she has made numerous broadcast appearances as an eyelash expert having covered pre-Oscar and Emmy fashion segments for Extra TV, Access Hollywood, and Good Morning America. She has also been featured on The Doctors and Style Network. Leading Hollywood ladies and fashion tastemakers such as Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Zoe, Serena Williams, Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone, and Christina Milian, among others, flock to Dionne for her services, while her work has appeared in top publications such as Allure, Redbook, Town & Country, and Vogue. In 2012, Dionne launched her own luxury product line including her signature eyelash kits, which provide her clients with the tools to get her signature red-carpet-ready looks at home. Dionne continues to work and live in Los Angeles where she passionately helps women look and feel more glamorous one lash at a time. For additional information on Dionne Phillips and D’Lashes or to schedule an interview, please contact: [masked] Shop: https://www.dlashes.com/shop-dlashes/ IG: https://instagram.com/dlashes# Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/dlashes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dlashesabydionnephillips Twitter: https://twitter.com/DLashes ______________________________________________________________________________ Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89846244583?pwd=eDZrYVFwVmVLaW4wNkFSdHpxVk05QT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: In the Comment Section

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Virtual Game Night

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