The #deependchallenge was inspired by the song #deepend from the #lovehangover EP that discusses the parallels between Black women being in unhealthy relationships and not knowing how to swim. SoloStar was able to combine her passion for youth, her love for organizing and her powerful music to provide a healing plan for women and girls. SoloStar enlisted the help of Swim Coach DeAnna Smith and partnered with the Minneapolis Park Board to birth #deependchallenge; an intergenerational (13+) program spanning five weeks that takes the principals of swimming and applies them to life and love in a girls group format, in addition to offering professional swim lessons.  The ultimate objective is to equip Black women with the tools to swim mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Life & Love get deep, we MUST know how to swim! For more information or to join a session, contact