We Want More Black Sisterhood

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of black sisterhood. You can view that post here: Photographing Sisterhood. In a media centered society that puts drama over friendship, we are seriously lacking black female friends on the big screens. Which means, many of our young girls are not seeing examples of black female friendship. Continue reading

Photographing Sisterhood

It is not often in media that we see positive representations of black female friendship. Too often the portrayals are centered around competition and deceit. This is why some women are pushing back against main media. Photographer Miranda Barnes project titled “Doubles”, she photographs black twin sisters.  Continue reading

Not Allowed to be Children: Case of the Black Girl

The trend continues for black girls. In similar blog posts (below) we informed you that black girls are less likely to see themselves as smart and are unfairly disciplined due to stereotypes about their behavior and personality. A study by Gerogetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality titled “Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood,” found that black girls are viewed as less innocent than white girls. Continue reading