Committed to providing a healing space for High School aged Black girls through literature for and by us. It is our hope that through the colorful language of Black and/or Queer authors we create ongoing dialogue and introspection on the joys and the traumas that are, at times, synonymous with Black girlhood. In doing this, we as a collective are doing our part to disrupt white supremacy which dictates that Black girls are somehow less deserving of so many of the privileges that their white counterparts are given with ease, including but not limited to access to healing, education, and the ability to take up space in this world as needed.
1. Combat white supremacy by addressing the systemic and racial inequities throughout education and healthcare systems in the United States. We will create healing and build knowledge (emotional and intellectual) through the literature of Black, queer women that help to guide and grow Black girls into well-rounded Black women.
a. Make parents, educators, social workers, EVERYONE aware of the adultifcation of Black girls and fight to abolish this phenomenon in the home, classroom, and throughout various systems.
b. Bridge the gap, using bibliotherapy, between access to education and mental healthy through literature for and by us.
c. Shifting the narrative created by colonizers but especially the ways in which we (Black girls) internalize these narratives.
2. Circulate Black dollars into Black communities globally through fundraising and scholarship.
3. Building community that celebrates the naunces of our Blackness and our Black experiences, yet bonded by our similarities.
4. A hub for mentiorship and the development of leaders.
5. Fight against the issues that frequently impact Black girls (period poverty + pink taxes, SA, etc.)
a. Empower Black girls to advocate on behalf of themselves, THEN others.
b. Community organizing