Black Girls and Body Image

Body Acceptance: A History Of The Woman Before You

A mom takes a journey to her body's past, paving the way for body acceptance—and loving herself from head to toe, unconditionally.

– Dec 5, 2016

200 Words on Totally Lila’s Totally Big Feet, featuring Linge Shoes Ballet Flats

In the case of Totally Lila's feet, size does matter.

– Jun 10, 2015

Dear Vogue, et. al.: Can We Get Off My Booty Please?

On a macro level, Vogue's choice to objectify women like some sweaty construction worker on a busy city street at lunch hour is disgusting. On a personal level, it’s a trigger.

– Sep 12, 2014

School Dress Codes Unfairly Target Black Girls & I’m Tired Of It

School dress codes are the bane of a school girl's existence—especially if you're a Black girl with curves.

– Aug 27, 2014

Building Beauty-full Daughters: Teaching Girls of Color to Love Their Entire Selves

When people tell her 4-year-old daughter she's "pretty," this mom feels the urge to flesh out the compliment to assure her baby she's much more than a pretty face.

– Jan 7, 2014

Black Girl Punished For Wearing Brown Leggings: the Policing Of Our Daughters’ Bodies In School

An 11-year-old black honors student in California was booted out of class for wearing… wait for it… leggings. Not just any old leggings, mind you....

– Sep 14, 2012
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