Providing Girls of Color with a mirror in which they can see themselves reflected is one of the goals we have set out to accomplish. Our girls are punished more often and more harshly than their counterparts who are not of color. While we recognize and realize the struggles our boys of color face, we acknowledge that there are not enough spaces for our Girls of Color to learn and grow from Women of Color. Michelle Obama said, “We love our boys, and we raise our girls.” Too often, we think our girls need to be strong all the time, forgetting that they need our love, our empathy, and our kindness too.
We want to empower our girls of color through providing basic needs, social and emotional learning, and ensuring that they learn in an anti-racist space that provides them with social and emotional justice. We accomplish this by providing learning for educators, partnerships with schools that have a need, and creating an affinity space for our girls of color through #WOCEDChat.