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Black Girl Thought in the Work of Ntozake Shange

Naila Keleta-Mae

somebody / anybody sing a black girl's song bring her out to know herself to know you but sing her rhythms carin/ struggle/ hard times sing her song of life she's been dead so long closed in silence so long she doesn't know

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Toward Black Girl Futures

Rememorying in Black Girlhood Studies

Ashley L. Smith-Purviance, Sara Jackson, Brianna Harper, Jennifer Merandisse, Brittney Smith, Kim Hussey, and Eliana Lopez

. We are a collective of Black women who together discuss memories from our childhoods to understand how they shape who we are today as Black women, community-engaged scholars, students, educators, youth workers, and former Black girls. Many of us first

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Black Girls Swim

Race, Gender, and Embodied Aquatic Histories

Samantha White

In the winter of 1941, a Harlem audience gathered to watch Black girls swim at the West 137th Street Branch of the YWCA. The branch, which served Black girls in New York City, boasted an extensive Physical Education department that included, among

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A History of the Resilience of Black Girls

Courtney Cook

Book Review Nazera Sadiq Wright. 2016. Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century . Urbana, University of Illinois Press. Black girls have a history of resilience. Nazera Sadiq Wright, in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century (2016

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Sprinkling Black Girl Magic in the Middle-Grade Novel

Sarah E. Whitney

, received widespread acclaim. To date, Dias’s project has resulted in the worldwide distribution of over 9,000 volumes of children’s literature. 1 Marley Dias’s activism exemplifies Black Girl Magic, a mediated discourse affirming African-American girls

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Cultivating Educational Spaces that Support Black Girl's Spatial Inquiries

Katie Scott Newhouse

alongside my own analysis and interpretations, I sought to honor the great privilege she bestowed on me by sharing parts of her lived experience as a Black girl at the Voices ATDP. From this standpoint, I illustrate the ways in which she interacted with and

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“There's Something About HER

Realities of Black Girlhood in a Settler State

Kandice A. Sumner

benefits. Much more time, attention, and passion should be dedicated to research on the price that Black students pay for white settler education in Black students’ attempt to bypass the inequity in the schools closest to home. I, as a Black girl, as early

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Black Girls and Dolls Navigating Race, Class, and Gender in Toronto

Janet Seow

been criticized by a number of social and cultural theorists on the grounds that they promote racial stereotypes. Black dolls, in particular, have been criticized for their sexualization of black girls. Some ethnic dolls, including the Bratz doll line

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Learning the Ropes from Black Girls

Eluned Jones

Gaunt, Kyra D. 2006. The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes From Double-Dutch to Hip hop. New York: NY University Press.

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Black Girl Refusals and Reimaginings: Theorizing Liberatory Black Girlhoods Across the Diaspora

The Black Girlhood Studies Collection

Desirée de Jesus

powerfully by showing us ways of looking at, and seeing, Black girls that effectively “broaden the aperture into girlhood studies” (279). These interdisciplinary approaches offer insightful interventions that illuminate the prismatic complexities of Black