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Black Girls Helping White Girls

19 Apr

Black Girls Helping White Girls–that’s the name I wanted to give the new workshop I thought I should start after wrapping up a community arts project on beauty with 14 African-American middle-school age girls in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

It was 2004, and I had been living in Tulsa, where my former husband is from, for about a year.  If you’ve read my About page, you’ll know that I experienced culture shock moving there after living 18 years in New York City.  Tulsa felt so segregated after living in the city for so long.  I decided I had to get proactive if I wanted diversity in my life. […]