Black Girls and Self-Esteem

When it Comes to Colorism, a Little Bit of Crew Love Goes a Long Way

This is what happens when a dark-skinned girl, weighed down by the effects of colorism, hears uplifting words from friends who tell her she's beautiful.

– Feb 6, 2017

The Skin I’m In: This Afro Latina Defines Who She Is

This Afro Latina mom talks race, ethnicity, nationality and how she defines her identity as a Black Dominican woman with a chocolate baby.

– Jan 30, 2017

A MyBrownBaby Weekend: Jem and the Holograms

Who can argue with Jem and the Holograms, a movie that encourages tween and teen girls to take off the mask and be their authentic selves?

– Oct 23, 2015

Black and Ugly: Afro Latino Colorism On the Pre-School Playground Forced This Conversation

Afro latino colorism reared its ugly head on a preschool playground, but this little girl leaned on her mom's lessons on self-love to make it through.

– Aug 5, 2015

No Elsas (or Rachels) Here: One Mother Prays that She Can Teach Her Daughter to “Identify” as Her Own Beautiful Self

Black girl beauty is in the eye of the beholder—and on the tongues of those who love our Black girls and should be telling them they're beautiful.

What’s Wrong With Letting Little Girls Play In Makeup?—and other MyBrownBaby Fresh Links

A beauty blogger questions why people get mad when little girls play in makeup, a white girl finds out she's really Black, a little Black boy interviews his dad and other MBBFresh links.

– Mar 27, 2015

When Is It Okay To Let Girls Wear Makeup?

In the MyBrownBaby household, one need not even ask until high school—and even then is questionable.

– Mar 18, 2015

Black Girls With Dark Skin Face Harsher School Discipline

When it comes to Black girls and school discipline, dark-skinned girls are facing harsher penalties than all other races.

– Dec 12, 2014

Black Girls Fighting: Is Reality TV Inciting Our Daughters To Violence?

Black girls fighting on reality TV has our daughters thinking they need to use their fists to problem solve—and they're hurting because of it.

– Nov 17, 2014