Editor’s note: This post originally appeared here: Book list for black girls – promoting self-love and empowering black girls and young women, by Christina Manch. It appears here with permission. Please check out more of Black Feminists Manchester; we’ll be running a few of their posts here, but the whole blog is more than worth your time.
It is 2013; Nicola Adams is the first (black, lesbian) woman to win an Olympic boxing Gold medal. Michelle Obama is the first black woman to occupy the White House. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Joyce Banda are Africa’s first women Presidents. Malorie Blackman is Britain’s first black, Children’s Laureate. Hope Powell is the first ever black person to manage an England side. Yet, despite these feats by black women, my eleven-year-old sister still thinks that her skin is too dark and that her hair isn’t “nice” enough. Read More Book List for Black Girls: Promoting Self-love and Empowering Black Girls and Young Women