Join the PMS Summer Challenge!

We recognize and value that folks are busy reuniting with friends and family, so instead of virtual salons this summer, we invite you to join us in our Summer Challenge! As part of PMS’ ongoing commitment to antiracism, and in honor of Juneteenth, let us engage our hearts, minds, and bodies in the spirit of solidarity, learning, listening, and taking care of ourselves.


To participate in our Summer Challenge simply complete 3 tiles in a row on our bingo card. Once you’ve completed three squares, either e-mail or DM us to enter our drawing. Winners will be drawn at the end of the summer and will receive exclusive PMS swag!


To get you started, we’ve curated a list of things we’ll be doing to complete the challenge! Obviously, there’s a lot of great content out there, so send us what you’re listening/reading/watching! Or better yet, tag us on Insta with the things you’re doing!



  1. One podcast to listen to

  2. One movie or documentary to watch

  3. One book or article to read

  4. One volunteer event/PMS activity to attend

  5. One achievable wellness goal

  6. One issue/org/campaign to donate to

  7. Tell One friend about PMS (by tagging them in social!)

  8. Support One women-owned, Black-owned, or LGTBQ+ owned business

What We’re Reading:


Long form/Novel:

The Man Who Lived Underground by Richard Wright (yes, author of Black Boy and Native Son).

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith


Short form/Articles:

Growing Up with Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed via The New Yorker

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic

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Podcasts We’re Listening to:


The 1619 Project Podcast, NY Times

The History and Meaning of Juneteenth via The Daily

On Inclusivity at Work: The Heart of Hard Conversations Brene Brown with Aiko Bethea

Building and Antiracist Workplace by Adam Grant

Codeswitch by NPR


What We’re Watching:

Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wallstreet

Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap on Netflix (only 15mins!)

When They See Us- 4 part Miniseries by Ava Duvernay on Netflix


What We’re Doing To Take Care of Ourselves:

Write down 10 things you’re grateful for once a week

Walk or bike to work twice in one week

Watch an old movie you loved as a child

Curate a music playlist that makes you happy

Do 5 mins of deep breathing before you start work for the day

Start charging your phone in a different room overnight


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