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Black and Brown girls are often mischaracterized, mislabeled and misunderstood. 

Georgetown Law study found that Black girls, compared to white girls of the same age, are perceived to:

need less nurturing

need less protection

need less support

need less comfort

be more independent 

know more about adult topics

These results are profound and their implications are far-reaching, primarily as contributing factors to the disproportionate rates of punitive treatment in education and juvenile justice systems. 

WHAT WILL WE DO ABOUT THE ADULTIFICATION OF BLACK GIRLS?

Dear Black Girl! is a six-week conversation series between Black and Brown girl interviewers and various guests who will broach topics such as: identity, audacity, purpose, and influence. Our goal is to provide BRAVE spaces where Black and Brown girls can articulate their joys, fears, and hopes. 

The series itself is run by a DREAM TEAM of young Black Girls who are empowered to create the programming, write the scripts, manage the tech, moderate and interview guests.

 

DBG! is a leadership building community where girls, ages 9-14, discover whose they are, who they are, and why they are so they can live PURPOSEFUL, POWERFUL, and PROFITABLE lives.