Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 4.35.27 PM.png
IMG_5409.JPG.jpeg
Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 4.35.27 PM.png
Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 4.35.27 PM.png

What This Is


SCROLL DOWN

What This Is


If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
— Audre Lorde

How "Dear Black Girl" Became a Thing

 

2017

Dear Black Girl was birthed through a group chat. Four best friends since high school realized that they loved their blackness, womanhood, and everything that came along with it, but realized that they didn't have a space outside of that group chat and a bunch of others to really explore it. It started off as a book club and grew to be so much more.

Dear Black Girl is a place for black women to explore the several facets of their identity. Here, you may laugh, cry, smile, get a little mad, get a lot mad, and feel all the things black women are constantly denied. This collective love letter is for the Main Squeezes, and you.

IMG_5409.JPG.jpeg

Who We Are


Who We Are


 
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
— Alice Walker

The Main Squeezes

Taylor.jpg

Taylor Beale

Taylor is a mover and a shaker. She works hard, but never fails to play harder. Ambitious, savvy, and brilliant, she's the one that's going to change the world, just watch.

IG: @the_taylorbrand

IMG_2363.JPG

Tyler Marie Lawrence

Tyler Marie is a super "sarcASSt" according to her dad. A big sister with a strong will & a boss mindset: Bold, bad, slightly bourgeois, and unbreakable. An independent publicist, a published journalist, and diehard choir geek. "Who gon check me?"

IG: _mighTY5 Twitter: _mighTY5

 
IMG_4725.JPG

LaQuasha Logan

Working on a book, getting articles published, and explaining how to teach black kids to white people, she rarely has a dull day.  She's a black, educated womanist who loves God and is trying her best to love His people. It's a hard task, but somebody's gotta do it.

IG: @VivalaQuayQuay Twitter: @VivalaQuayQuay

 

Brittany Pink

Brittany: Black. Educated. Petty. Lover. Mother. Wife. Survivor. Giver. Weed aficionado. -Fin.

*Brittany is not pictured above because she was at Coachella and is officially fancier than us.

IG: @_bpink Twitter: @letYrSoooulGlo

 

Contributing Writers

Lanicia Williams

Lover of all things God and Art. Children make the world go round. Dreamer. Mental Health Fanatic. Singer. Writer. Student. Best Friend and Sister. Will check you and love on you in the same breath. Unapologetically Black.

Twitter: @niciasings IG: @niciasings

Aaricka Washington

Aaricka is a spunky, passionate Cali girl with a journalism degree from Indiana University and a heart for Houston. In 2014, she decided to have her world flipped upside down by joining Teach for America to give back to Black and Brown kids like her - hoping to one day report on the issues she saw first hand as a teacher. She loves her BFF Jesus, Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles, sundresses, D'Angelo and gutsy Busboys & Poets performers. She's basically the dark-skinned Freddie Brooks. Also known as The Unsung Storyteller. 

IG: @theunsungstoryteller Twitter: @aarickawash

Rena Stone

Rena. Poet, educator, lover. She hails from the home of the Panthers (Oakland, Ca). She is vivid, slightly rambunctious, and deeply compassionate about community and the welfare of others. She firmly believes in putting love at the forefront of everything she does- but don't get it twisted, she will cuss yo ass out with the quickness.

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 4.35.27 PM.png

Who We Do It For


Who We Do It For


A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
— Pearl Bailey

Who We Do it For

 

Mission

The Mission of Dear Black Girl: A Collective Love Letter is to nurture self love, identity, and purpose in and for black millenial women.


Vision

The Vision of Dear Black Girl: A Collective Love Letter is to provide an interactive safe space for black millenial women to love themselves and others, practice self care and explore parts of them that they have either been afraid to or told that they were not supposed to.