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The Adultification Of Black Girls

By Julia Soplop She’s independent. She’s mature. She doesn’t require much help. These sound like positive qualities for a woman. The problem is when people inappropriately attribute them to young Black girls—not because of individual behavior or maturity level, but as a result of gendered racial bias. The results may negatively influence their paths. In

Through doll play, an L.A. therapist reminds Black girls of their innocence

by Laura Newberry Renee Curry ushered four girls into the classroom and asked them to sit on the carpet. They were bright-eyed and giggly, jittery with excitement. Curry emptied the contents of a large reusable shopping bag onto the floor. The girls, ages 5 to 7, wasted no time. They plunged their hands into a

Sharing social media posts can help raise awareness about adultification bias

This helpful swipe-through explanation of adultification bias, developed by Context Project on Instagram, is an example of posts you can create and share to raise awareness about adultification bias. You can download and share this post on your social accounts, and tag Context Project, to join the campaign to #endadultificationbias.

A coalition of organizations in Austin, Texas is combating adultification bias

A coalition of organizations in Austin, Texas is combating adultification bias against Black girls in response to the call to action in Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood. Their community has decided on six courses of action: 1. A community empowerment and Girl Scouts recruitment event focusing on Girls of Color2. The development

We Owe Black Girls Their Innocence: Four Ways We Can Give It Back- Part 2

by Andria Cole In Part 1, we discussed the process by which Black girl innocence is stolen. Here are some personal and practical ways to give it back: Crown Them Children Black children are children. Black girl children are children. And if that concept strikes you as strange, if it makes you uncomfortable, you have

Things I needed to hear growing up as a black girl

by Shalom Obisie-Orlu. I had a lot going on when I was younger. (Spoiler alert: I still do.) I switched high schools as quickly as the weather changes, and struggled through almost every year. Like most kids in the 2000s, I turned to TV and the internet for comfort. I searched long and hard for