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