Images in the River: Black Girl Dialogues

by Tami Winfrey Harris, who writes about race, feminism, politics, and pop culture at the blog What Tami Said. Her work has also appeared online at The Guardian's Comment is Free, Ms. Magazine blog, Newsweek,, Huffington Post and Racialicious. She is a graduate of the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism. She is mom to two awesome stepkids and spends her spare time researching her family history and cultivating a righteous 'fro.

On March 31, Love Isn't Enough is teaming with a few of our Crunk Feminist friends to host a panel discussion about beginning dialogues with black girls about gender equality—Images in the River: Black Girl Dialogues.

Last year, Sheri Davis-Faulkner, Mashadi Matabane, Chanel Craft, and Asha French introduced 10 black teenage girls to feminism, as part of the National Women's Studies Association conference. They recounted the experience in a post on Crunk Feminist Collective.

During our Cover It Live event, Sheri, Mashadi, and Asha will be joined by Bianca Laureano, LIE contributor, to talk about planning, funding, and facilitating feminism 101 discussions for black girls. This is not just a conversation, but a call to action. Following the panel discussion, we encourage participants to host their own workshops and individual discussions with black girls and we invite them to share the process and outcomes on Love Isn't Enough so that others may learn from the efforts. (Details to come.)

This effort may be focused on black girls, but we appreciate the beauty and possibility in all girls. Everyone is welcome to contribute and learn from this conversation.

Read more here.

Will you help us spread the word? Tell everyone you know to help us create a valuable conversation about girls and gender equality.

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