Black women, femme and girls are integral to thriving vibrant communities, yet experiences of racism, sexism, adultification, and transphobia that minimize our ability to live authentically and access our full potential. We are routinely invisible in research, advocacy, and policy. Our experiences are lost at the intersection of race and gender, overshadowed by the experiences of our counterparts. Yet, we thrive. This is the landscape where I Be Black Girl was created.
es·sence /ˈesəns/ noun: the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.