The new year brings new projects!
The latest labor of love via pages is a book of compiled essays based on experiences of African-American/Black women. These essays can range experiences where you were ignored, underestimated or rendered not worthy of respect. The key phrase I have often heard in situations where I was seen as less than, I often heard this as a antecedent/predicate phrase, “For a Black girl” or ‘…for a black girl.”
I would like the essays submitted to be to reflect these challenges, and their outcomes! I want the women whom decide to submit to this book to think of the phrase the author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide But The Rainbow Was Enuf, Ntozake Shange said:
“I write for young girls of color, for girls who don’t even exist yet, so that there is something there for them when they arrive. I can only change how they live, not how they think.”
I want the book to be a reminder of how great Black women are. I want it to be a book of encouragement, even if the reader is provoked to tears. I want it to be a record that what was meant to kill a Black girl–only missed or nicked her.
If you would be interested in submitting an essay to this book, or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “For Black A Girl.” I look forward to hearing from you!
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