“You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
BEEN A MINUTE…
October has been an incredibly fulfilling and intense month so far. Aside from writing and teaching, I’ve been updating my blog here with a new header that speaks to my work on YouTube. I’m on the job market seeking a full-time position in digital media studies, ethnomusicology and/or African American/women’s studies. I attended the critical and intense Town Hall for Girls of Color hosted by Girls for Gender Equity and Kimberle Crenshaw’s African American Policy Forum at Columbia Law School two weekends ago in honor of The International Day of the Girl. And there’s a lot of new things happening with my collaborative ethnography team of undergrads. We start collecting new data on adolescent and teen blacks girls who broadcast while they twerk for my research and their Anthropological Analysis course and training.
All that said, this post is about another project that has inspired my work. This weekend, Saturday October 25th, 2014, Founder and Executive Director Aiesha Turman and the advisory board of The Black Girl Project hosts the 4th annual Sisterhood Summit at Empire State College from 10am – 6pm. I would love it if shared this post on your Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram or your Twitter!!
THE BLACK GIRL PROJECT: SISTERHOOD SUMMIT #BGPSS14
View the day’s program here. The theme is “Treat Yo’Self: Healthy, Whole and Free Black Girls.” Come volunteer for the morning (10-2) or afternoon (2-6pm) sessions! The girls and women attending need your support!! If interested, DM me at kyraocity at gmail.
Love, peace and hairgrease! All the ladies say “He–alth!”
— jj fap (@dopegirlfresh) October 22, 2014
— Omi (@RahaReiki) October 23, 2014