Naima Small

Creator of Dear Dark Skinned Girl

Naima is a 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. She is always trying to educate herself on the world’s issues, and loves journalism because it allows her to do so. In addition to Dear Dark Skinned Girl, she is the Editorial Director for The Amendment Project, a student-led organization aimed at raising awareness and lobbying city councils for reparations for Black & Indigenous communities.