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Rise Women Rise: Victoria

Guest Story by Victoria After reading Dr. Boyce Watkins blog that mentions the Dark Girls documentary film I was inspired to write a poem entitled “Black Rainbow”. Although there are only 255 words in the poem, I suspect that your 750 word limit … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Cynthia

Guest Story by Cynthia From the moment this historical event entered my world, I have been thinking about what the impact of this means me and how it will continue to affect my life. You see, I am not only … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Milka

Guest Story by Milka I have just watched the preview of the movie and that took me back to the comments I heard from close friends and relatives because of my iskin tone. I am a kenyan lady who has … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Karilyn

Guest Story by Karilyn In every woman’s journey come challenges to finding a life of self-worth. But for “dark girls,” women and girls of deep color, prejudice cuts to the core of the woman’s heart. Rise with us, women and … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Barbara

Guest Story by Barbara As a 58 year old dark skinned African American woman, I have always felt the discrimination, dislike, distane, humiliation, rejection and isolation in all of my 58 years. Although I have achieved a level of success … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Darlene

Guest Story by Darlene The following is an original poem i wrote inspired by my childhood, entitled Society’s Unwanted: the poem. As a baby who could I know that my future color would be one I could hate the skin … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Dawn

Guest Story by Dawn When I was a little girl I did not realize why my mother got so mad when someone said that I was a pretty black girl. She would always asked the person why they had to … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Kimberly

Guest Story by Kimberly My story may be similiar to other “Dark Girls”, but of course we have all had different journeys… Growing up I had an issue with my tone because I felt I was too dark to fit … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Liv

Guest Story by Liv I live in the Bahamas. It is a nation of 350,000+ where black is the majority. I have friends that are dark and have grown up with the same issues of colour that happen in the … Continue reading

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‘The Help’s’ Viola Davis featured in Dark Girls Movie

We are proud to announce the amazing Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis will be featured in the upcoming Documentary, Dark Girls.  The film will also have interviews with from Michael Colyar and more.

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