Dedicated to My Favorite B-Girl

TFG Spotlight, Youth Empowerment

“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!

Sister...Sister

My sister is the ultimate B-girl and no one can ever take that away from her…

Bold…Brash…Beautiful…Baffling…Brilliant…Bossy…Benevolent…Brown…Brittany

Catch her on the web three different ways…

URL – www.letgirlsbgirls.com

Twitter – www.twitter.com/letgrlsbgrls

Tumblr – http://letgirlsbgirls.tumblr.com/

-kb

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    K to the...
    October 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Loves it!!! 🙂

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    Brittany
    October 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you so much boo. This is/was beautiful to read!

    Of course I loved the descriptions for me… they were extremely accurate, lol…

    Besides that, my favorite out of this entire post was this:

    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.

    It’s extremely saddening that this is what we experience and perpetuate. The goal of B-Girls is not to romanticize who we are as Black girls or the Black girl experience but to embrace it. Embrace all our strengths and weaknesses. Flaws and all…

    Thanks for this special post boo. Love it and you!

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