Thank you for this post! You’ve become a #Whitegirlthatrocks for me. People are oblivious to the pain of others when it doesn’t affect them or their loved ones. Truth is, ALL GIRLS ROCK! It’s not just black women and girls who are under represented positively in mass media. Hispanic girls, asian girls, where is theire presence? I will be sharing your blog. God bless you and keep ROCKING for EQUALITY girl! #thebrokenvessel
The Black Girls Rock! Foundation was founded in 2006 as an organization dedicated to the empowerment of young women of color; a foundation committed to helping black and brown girls overcome the myriad of obstacles a misogynoiristic society places squarely in front of them. The Black Girls Rock! Awards are now featured on BET as a way of recognizing role models, encouraging teachings of self worth, and emphasizing the talents of extraordinary women of color who are otherwise unseen in American media.
Let me emphasize that last part. “Women of color who are otherwise unseen in American media.” We need Black Girls Rock! because black girls and women are almost invisible in American media. Because if you were a black girl growing up in this country, watching TV and movies and reading magazines like every other kid, looking for some representation of yourself as something beautiful or heroic, you would…
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