If you haven’t heard of #carefreeblackgirls before, don’t fret. The hashtag has reappeared even stronger in Zeba Blay’s new book, an essay collection, Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture. Originally coined by Blay on Twitter in 2013, the hashtag reminds its audience of the power and strength of black girlhood […]
I know that people attack each other on social media every day, every minute. For many, it’s practically a pastime. As the Executive Director of a nonprofit that teaches girls and young women to use social media in healthy and empowering ways, I am steeped in this world. Yet, I was still shocked this month […]
“Can We Please Talk about Something Other than Boys?!”: One 20-something’s take on why we need to challenge guy-talk obsession.
I could not help but grapple with the question of “Now what?” after yet another heart-wrenching breakup. I was haunted by the usual questions: “Will I end up alone with dogs?” (Cats are not for me.) “Is it bad to watch the movie The Notebook again?” and “Can I really eat anymore Thai takeout?” Fast […]
by Kaitlyn Locke, editorial intern MEDIAGIRLS It’s 8 p.m. on a Thursday school night, and your daughter has finished a long day of school, soccer practice, homework, and putting the dishes away after dinner (with only minor grumbling this time). She sets up camp on the living room couch, hair wet from the shower, a […]