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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