“I’m dedicating this one to my favorite girl…” – R. Kelly
My sister has always been a passionate little person. In fact, we often called her the “Militant Midget.” Word to Good Times. When she puts her mind to something, you can pretty much consider it set in stone. So, a couple of weeks ago, when she told me about her newest project…her baby, I knew that she was onto something great. That day, she told me how she wanted to start an organization called B-Girls. The goal of B-Girls is to enhance the lives of Black girls and provide a safe space where they can celebrate the unique experience that is Black girlhood. There was so much committment in her voice…Y’all it was powerful to hear.
Generation after generation, little brown girls have always had to battle obstacles both physical and mental, but now? I’m sorry…it’s pretty bad, guys. Statistics and the media tell our girls that they have nothing to strive for, that they are ugly, and if they make it out the “hood” and go to college, they’ll never get married. That’s not what I want my daughter to EVER hear or believe and neither should you.
Okay…back to my favorite B-Girl.
Today, Brittany launched her website, LetGirlsBGirls.com. The B-Girls program will provide leadership for young girls, promote health awareness education about nutrition and sexuality, offer career development and teenage-specific educational and cultural programming. B-Girls will also train young ladies to become peer-to-peer mentors. She’s currently seeking writers for her website and developing a program curriculum AKA not sleeping. Get it, girl!
My sister is the ultimate B-girl and no one can ever take that away from her…
Catch her on the web three different ways…
URL – www.letgirlsbgirls.com
Twitter – www.twitter.com/letgrlsbgrls
Tumblr – http://letgirlsbgirls.tumblr.com/