On Monday, August 3rd The Dinner Table Doc hosted the "Miseducation of Brown Girls Town Hall" as a culminating event for the Miseducation of Brown Girls Summer Leadership Academy.
Please enjoy the Poems written by our Ruby Bridges Cohort.
This excerpt belongs to a longer piece written by Tovia Tisby. To protect her work (which has been copy-written) with permission from Tovia we are sharing this final piece with a watermark for additional protection. Please enjoy what she has shared with us thus far:
Colorism is not your regular Dinner Table conversation. But maybe it should be.
As a black girl in an immigrant family, the concept of mental illnesses aren’t really accepted.
Please enjoy written pieces about Black girls and sports written by Taylor McCray, Brianna Alvarez and Madison Moore.
Please enjoy written pieces by Samia Muhammed, Addison White, Zaria Salters, Sierra Wilkinson and Chayya Lewis.
Please enjoy the written pieces about Black Lives by Jhari Williams, Courtney Chrichlow, Shyenne Walston, Jasmyn Millsap and Tovia Tisby.
The Dinner Table Doc worked with a group of young women and girls who were not able to participate in the summer camp's weekly workshops the opportunity to participate by helping us culminate a book list for black and brown girls, so that they can inspire and empower each other.
For their participation they received a digital certificate and a Barnes and Noble gift card or book.
Throughout history, an ideal body image changes every year. This change mainly affects everyone, especially women. As women we always feel like we have a certain type of standard to live up to in society.