Welcome to Dear Dark Skinned Girl!

Dear Dark Skinned Girl is a blog focused on creating content to empower young Black women across the country and across the globe. Here, our team speaks out on issues such as colorism, hair discrimination, media representation, and more. Join the conversation and check out our most recent posts below!

The Dangers of High School Sweethearts

The dream of being high school or college sweethearts is common among young relationships. From many of our childhood movies and shows, these scenes are displayed as the ultimate goal within young adults. In such conversations, however, I feel like the danger of such devotion to romantic relationships and partners at a young age is […]

Drag Performance and Black Lives Matter

Black drag queens have been at the forefront of social justice movements since Stonewall, and this past decade has only seen this trend continue. Popular reality competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race has given several drag queens, both Black and not, a platform to use their voice and their drag to advocate for change. One being […]

A Call Home: “Black Girl, Call Home”

Jasmine Mans’s poetry book Black Girl, Call Home was published this past March. The poetry collection explores concepts of femininity, sexuality, race, police and gun violence, religion, and much more, through powerful storytelling and imagery. Jasmin Mans is a Black and lesbian poet native to Newark, New Jersey. She recalls many of her childhood memories […]

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