About the Founder & Editors

Hey! My name is Stephanie Younger and I am a 17-year-old student activist, organizer and writer who advocates for womanism, diversity in S.T.E.A.M, the abolition of youth prisons and gun violence prevention. In May 2017, I created Black Feminist Collective when I wrote an article spotlighting Black girls, women and non-binary people challenging the status … Continue reading About the Founder & Editors

About

About Black Feminist Collective Black Feminist Collective is an intergenerational online collective of Black womanists and feminists who advocate for the liberation of all Black folks. Follow Black Feminist Collective on Facebook and Instagram for more content. You can keep our website going by ordering a t-shirt for $15 to $17.50. Write for Black Feminist Collective Submit … Continue reading About

Black Youth Have Been Combating Gun Violence for Generations

I’d like to start this article by thanking Mobilizing Youth Project and Women’s March Youth Empower for inviting me to speak at the Town Hall For Gun Violence Prevention. The first anniversary of the March For Our Lives movement was last week. It’s mission is to “end gun violence, elect morally just leaders into office and … Continue reading Black Youth Have Been Combating Gun Violence for Generations

Black Women and Girls are Being Left Out of the Conversation Surrounding Human Trafficking

According to The Root, Cyntoia Brown’s biological mother faced sexual abuse, poor mental health, and addiction to drugs and alcohol, which led to her diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome. After running away from her adoptive parents, then 16-year-old Brown was forced into prostitution by a 24-year-old man who went by the nickname of “Cut-Throat”, and … Continue reading Black Women and Girls are Being Left Out of the Conversation Surrounding Human Trafficking

Havana Chapman-Edwards on Activism and Girl Power

7-year-old student activist Havana Chapman-Edwards (@TheTinyDiplomat) was the only student at her school to participate in the national school walkout to honor the victims of the 1999 Columbine school shooting. Her story went viral and captured the attention of CNN, Refinery29, The Washington Post, USA Today and more. With her honorees Nupol Kiazolu, Naomi Wadler, … Continue reading Havana Chapman-Edwards on Activism and Girl Power

‘Justice Parade For Youth’ Organized by Youth

On Saturday Nov. 3rd, the Richmond community joined RISE For Youth, Art 180, and Performing Statistics to honor and celebrate the voices, dreams and demands of youth affected by the school-to-prison pipeline. The community, composed of speakers, dancers, singers, poets and other performers gathered at gather outside of Hotchkiss Community Center to raise awareness about … Continue reading ‘Justice Parade For Youth’ Organized by Youth

Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out | Art 180 Opens Exhibition About School Push-Out

Art 180 is an RVA-based organization that allows marginalized young people to create change by expressing themselves through music, poetry, dance, and more. On Friday, October 5th, they opened “Lift Us Up! Don’t Push Us Out!” a mixed-reality exhibit that raises awareness about the school-to-prison pipeline, the youth and their families affected by this issue. … Continue reading Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out | Art 180 Opens Exhibition About School Push-Out

The Story Behind the Hashtag “#HelpNotDeath”

At an art build for the National March For Justice and Reformation for Marcus-David Peters, I met with Princess Blanding, a co-founder of Justice and Reformation to interview her about how the murder of her brother, Marcus-David Peters motivated her to take action. The Richmond Police Department (RPD) recently ruled the death of unarmed Marcus-David … Continue reading The Story Behind the Hashtag “#HelpNotDeath”