We all know the challenges facing black women and girls. From constantly being told that you are not pretty enough, smart enough, or worthy enough for love, a good life, and a job, to the constant jabs we take in the media, black women and girls are always under attack. For many of our little sisters, their lives aren’t easy and their positive role models are few. But thankfully, men and women are stepping up to fill the gaps and show young girls that they are worthy and capable of success.
One such group, the folks behind The Beautiful Project, has taken it upon themselves to help instill self-esteem in black girls through a 16-week program designed to affirm the creativity, beauty, and intelligence of black girls.
The Beautiful Project website explains:
“We use photography, interviews, and reflective workshops to create an opportunity for girls to confront positive and negative portrayals of Black girls and women and further define their personal definitions of what it means to be beautiful inside and out.”
The Beautiful Project’s mission vital and we commend them for giving back and supporting our youth.
Learn more about The Beautiful Project or donate to their cause, check out their website.