We are starting a Bridge Fund for women. Have you ever needed a BRIDGE to prevent a financial set back. Have you ever been just a $100 dollars short but end up paying a fee for over draft charges? What if you could apply for a bridge?
How to support:
1. Post a picture of yourself holding $10 on social media and tag #melanatedpearl #iminfor10 #wherethebagat2020
Clayton County Library Board Trustees attend training by Ben Carter.
Do you want to lead but feel trapped Professionally! P.E.A.R.L. Girls are encouraged to become ACTIVE change agents in their communities! Consider joining a board!
The Library Board of Trustees consists of 10 members appointed by the Clayton County Commissioners. The Library Board is a legal entity that has the authority to make policy and govern the affairs of the Library.
What the Library Board does:
sets policy for the Library
defines the purpose and direction of the Library
demonstrates accountability to the community
advocates on behalf of the Library to ensure acquisition, development, and sustainability of resources and services
Regardless of your professional role or title you can be an active voice in your community! #volunteer
Black girls have been made unsafe in schools where they are six times more likely to be suspended than White girls, are silence victims of sexual violence, and are almost expected to become victims in the school to prison pipeline.
Black women and girls are unsafe in their homes and continue to suffer from high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The perception of Black women and girls in the media perpetuates negative images reinforcing programming that promotes the idea that Black women, who are exponentially over sexualized and are essentially, not rape-able.
What if your innocence wasn’t given but taken? What if your first sexual experience was rape? Healing after surviving sexual violence is a personal journey but it shouldn’t stay private. EXPOSE THAT SOB immediately!
We have to build a safety net for Black Females locally and globally!
I am a black female who grew up around boys. There are many men in my family. In previous years, I would have fought you if you ever suggested that those men didn’t build a circle of love and protection around me and my female relatives. #blackmensupporingblackwomen
As a child I heard rumors certain females in specific inappropriate situations and I remember being shuffled out of the room when intense “adult conversations” began also known as “Go outside and play!” Or the more popular “Go find something to do, don’t you see grown folks talking?”
But recently, I received a call from a relative. Her voice was different. She spoke with a tone of expectation and I immediately acknowledged the freedom in her voice. She began to reveal a story of survival, resilience and triumph describing a level of mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse comparable to the historic treatment of slave girls in the Deep South.
Stripped and beaten for attempting to defend your body and its worth from a person whose role is to “protect and provide” is more than confusing and unfortunate.
It’s Traumatic and it’s worthy of REAL discussion! #melanatedpearl
Melanated Pearl host a panel with two black woman on the topic: Angry!
The angry black woman myth also shapes how others read and interpret the actions of Black women. There are various sources, platforms, and mediums that Black women use to shed light on the impact of the myth. Melanated Pearl invites Black women to provide insight on how the myth is reinforced in the media, social spaces, and interpersonal interactions.
Black women are expected to use our anger only in the service of other people’s salvation or learning. But that time is over.
Black women, whether if it’s through activism, academia, art, dance, or writing validate, affirm their rage. Through such activism and discourse, black women have opened many conversations regarding the dismissal and scrutiny of their emotions.