Kelly Fair’s interview with Kasmer Quinn on “Be Relevant”. Continue reading
Last Saturday, Polished Pebbles hosted its April Second Saturday event with GirlTrek. They lead a walking tour around Bronzeville to teach our girls the history of the neighborhood and its importance to the city. Which has lead us to ask you, “How much do you know about Bronzeville”? Continue reading
Last Wednesday, our nation was shook when it was announced that 14 black and latina girls had gone missing in one day in Washington D.C. Although this news turned out to be misinterpreted, it brings an important conversation to the table.
Do the lives and struggles of young girls of color go unnoticed?
By now many of you may have seen the National Women’s Law Center video for the Let Her Learn campaign. Many schools are not safe spaces for young women of color. As you saw in the video, many young, black girls are unfairly and unjustly treated by school policies and officials. Is this to say all schools support policies based on racist and sexist stereotypes? No! But these are not isolated incidents and the trend cannot be ignored. Continue reading
Although stereotypes are formed from ignorance, they have a way of sticking around. Like labels, they become false defining features of groups of people. Some of us spend our lives trying to shake these definitions and defy stereotypes. While it is hard to lump all women into one group as there are so many diversities, differences, and intersecting identities making up each individual woman, there are consistent stereotypes. Continue reading
During March, Women’s History Month, there is a lot of focus on gender equality. People are analyzing the role of women in history and in current society. There is usually a focus on the workforce, especially the pay gap. There is a lot of pride in the growing number of women entering STEM fields, which is definitely deserving of celebration!
However, we don’t always pay attention to the stereotypically women’s career choices and men entering those fields. Continue reading
March brings us Women’s History Month. We all know that the sheer power of woman-ness cannot be confined to one month! But, we will accept this time to acknowledge all that women have done to shape and better our world. Continue reading
This Saturday, Polished Pebbles is hosting our annual Daddy Daughter Dance at Donoghue Charter School. We use this day to celebrate the important role of men in our young girl’s lives. We know that not all young women have father’s present at home, so we host a non-traditional Daddy Daughter Dance. You can bring your brother, uncle, friend, or no man at all. We have wonderful men who are volunteering their time to accompany the girls who attend our Daddy Daughter Dance. Continue reading
From February 1 to February 28 we will be celebrating Black History Month in the United States. Since 1976, as a nation we have taken time to acknowledge the achievements of black Americans. Each year, a theme and this year’s theme is the “Crisis in Black Education” (ASALH). Although controversy exists around the presence of Black History Month, what isn’t controversial is the acknowledgement that black history should not be contained to 28 days. Continue reading