The Beautiful Project believes that the most meaningful words a black girl needs to hear are not those that the world says about us, but what we have to say to each other. Last fall, we asked women in our community to pen letters to young black girls based on their own experiences with black girlhood and womanhood in a project called #dearblackgirl. #dearblackgirl engages the real life experiences of black girls and women, as well as their imagination of who the black girl is, has been, can and will be. In 2015 we invited black women to submit letters that are now used to generate meaningful conversations between black women and girls through social media, national exhibits and local programming. With love, Black girls and women continue to share their memories, experiences, testimonies, dreams, and commentary on what black girlhood means. Thank-you for your voice.