Nappy is not nice. This is a so-called “truth” taught to countless black girls from their childhood. From as early as I can remember, I permed my hair.
For far too long, the voices of young women, non-conforming, non-binary, and femme folx have been pushed aside for politicians’ personal interests. At Platform, we give those voices megaphones. Keep reading to learn about what they really have to say.
It is clear this country blatantly refuses to acknowledge, through physical representation, the historical efforts and successes of Black and Brown women to improve the lives of American citizens. Several white men and women have been memorialized for doing significantly less.
In the first piece for Amplified, Evie interviewed Cherice Hopkins, a social justice leader and staff attorney at Rights4Girls. Cherice explained why the rates of arrests and incarceration of girls of color are increasing, and how we can all be a part of the solution to this problem.