June 2, 2020

A Revolutionary Summer 2020 is going to be something special, not just because it will be our first virtual program, but because we have stepped our curriculum game up! In addition to studying seminal works by Black women authors and artists, daughters will be making t...

May 1, 2019

A Revolutionary Summer is officially five years old! And Summer 2019 promises to be another empowering experience for us. But to guide 20 girls there, we need books and supplies we can touch, hug, and keep! We hope you will help guarantee that a girl will read a small...

April 5, 2019

Composer Judah Adashi founded Rise Bmore on April 19, 2016 to mark the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s murder by police. Rise Bmore is now an annual tradition, a free evening of words, movement and music, "of and for Baltimore, in honor of Freddie Gray." 

A Revol...

July 2, 2018

The conditions of the experience were so carefully crafted, it felt surreal at times. I cried again and again. When the girls took their seats at the table; when I examined the free negro registry; when we all named our roots and said the dreams for our lives aloud; wh...

May 30, 2018

What is telling is that ARS interviews are no more than 20 minutes. What could make a young woman cry (and cry hard) in that small space of time? Perhaps these are just my directorial dreams, but I think our daughters get so tender with us because: -Even our language c...

May 19, 2018

While we're far from our financial goals for Summer 2018 (squeezing fundraising in between curriculum development, a full time job and raising babies is WORK, honey) I wanted to take a break from the hustle, the frenzy of planning ARS to get still and focus on our...

April 30, 2018

In my 20s I believed only a slim, fit body was a loveable body. That belief was made up of little and big harmful thoughts alike. Ideas like, “Your thighs ain’t supposed to be all on top of each other like that—rubbing together when you walk…almost starting a fire!” An...

May 2, 2016

It is no less than dangerous for a Black girl to depend on the world for esteem. In its hands, she is merely loud, silly, ugly, sexual. Should she swallow the world's definition of her, a Black girl stands to lose: time, voice, brilliance, significance, everyday gifts...

April 20, 2016

Should a Black girl depend on popular music, social media, or television for her identity, she’ll undoubtedly conclude she’s ugly, “ghetto”, angry, intimidating, silly, or unworthy.

 

Literature, particularly the sort written by womanists, serves as a shield from such go...

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