We are grateful for another #dearblackgirl letter! Many thanks to Trina Benson for sharing her positive words!
Dear Black Girl
Dear Smart Girl
Dear Kind Girl
Dear Creative Girl
Dear Beautiful Girl
Please read this letter out loud to yourself. It is important that you vocalize
and understand that the adjective “black” can co-exist along side other
positive adjectives. It is important that you understand that inside of you
lies the potential to become so many wonderful and amazing things.
It is important because , unfortunately, you live in a world that will not
alway seek to build and uplift your self-esteem and confidence.
There are those that will desire to have you believe that your blackness is at
worst a curse and at best a handicap and a limitation.
Know that they are wrong. Know that you are deserving and worthy of every
dream and every goal that you could ever image.
Dream Big. Then Dream BIGGER. Challenge Yourself. Celebrate Yourself. Remove
all and any fear, negativity and insecurity from your mind and your vocabulary.
As you reach your goals, remember to also reach back and uplift other black
girls. And if you ever need reassurance or a reminder that you worthy, please pull out
this letter and know that you are being rooted for and prayed for by another Black Girl.
Trina Benson is a Learning Center Manager at the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown. She resides in Mineral Ridge, OH and is 38 years old.