What is the BeYOUtiful Brown Girl Project?
The BeYOUtiful Brown Girl Project is Dear Beautiful Brown Girl's flagship initiative. The mission of Dear Beautiful Brown Girl (DBBG) is to promote and celebrate images of people of color in a way that encourages positive self esteem and cultural acceptance. Through a variety of high quality print rich materials and literature, Dear Beautiful Brown Girl spreads positive messages and images using diverse characters, events, and materials that are relatable, lovable and meaningful. Our vision is to provide tools and resources that promote and encourage young girls of color to walk this earth with a sense of self so strong that it cannot be manipulated or demeaned by anyone. The BeYOUtiful Brown Girl Project is the official Dear Beautiful Brown Girl's Product Line that incorporates our vision and mission through the first two of our four core principles:
- Develop a strong sense of self in young girls through affirmations and positive images.
- Infuse young girls of color with a culture of literacy rich experiences through quality works that celebrate diversity.
- Establish and maintain healthy habits and routines to strengthen independence and personal success.
- Provide platforms that encourage young girls to find and use their voice to affect change and build positive community relationships.
The BeYOUTiful Brown Girl Project includes our Signature and Classic accessories, apparel, journals/notebooks, stationery and publications. In addition to our Classic BeYOUtiful Brown Girl Project's logo, you will also find several BeYOUtiful Brown Girls, also known as the BeYOU Crew, on our products. The BeYOU Crew are the characters we've developed to give our products dimension - we wanted to create a product line that was relatable and enjoyable for girls. We developed characters that represent and celebrate diversity through our many beautiful shades of Brown, likes/interests and characteristics. We want to continue developing a series of characters that every BeYOUtiful Brown Girl can relate to - we know this is a huge undertaking and anticipate being around for many years to come to see this goal come to fruition.
BeYOUtiful Brown Girl Project's Initiatives:
- The BeYOU Boutique
- Love Your Selfie (Workshops and resources to help affirm your Beautiful Brown Girl's worth)
- The Afternoon of Affirmation (An Empowerment Luncheon for Girls)
Love your selfie workshop
The Love Your Selfie workshop is a series of hands-on sessions designed to equip students with personal strategies that can enhance and strengthen their self-esteem. Positive self-esteem is one of the building blocks of school success; it provides a firm foundation for learning. The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with helpful tools and resources that can help establish and maintain healthy habits and routines strengthening their independence and sense of self.
Afternoon of Affirmation: Love Your Selfie Empowerment Workshop-Luncheon
Our Annual Afternoon of Affirmation: Love Your Selfie Empowerment Workshop-Luncheon for girls was designed to encourage positive relationships, provide tools for strengthening self-esteem and an opportunity to be inspired and enlightened by our featured keynote speaker.
Our Love Your Selfie Empowerment Workshop-Luncheon has been postponed due to COVID-19.