meet the current DDSG team!

Naima Small

Creator of Dear Dark Skinned Girl

Naima is a rising freshman at the University of Pennsylvania from Connecticut who is passionate about issues facing Black women, particularly colorism. She aims to increase awareness and discussion around these topics through her writing. She started Dear Dark Skinned Girl to share the voices of black girls, because they are so often spoken over. When Naima’s not writing, she loves reading books, discovering new movies, and styling her hair. She is always trying to educate herself on the world’s issues, and loves journalism because it allows her to do so.