20 Things Black Girls Should Never Have to Hear or Experience

Photo Courtesy and Art by Stephanie Younger By Stephanie Younger •  The following list is based on real micro-aggressions and instances of racism I've experienced, written on the mixed-media piece I created in a VCU Future Studio program at the VCU Arts' Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, and exhibited at Art 180. It symbolizes … Continue reading 20 Things Black Girls Should Never Have to Hear or Experience

It’s Important to Listen to Black Girls in the Fight Against Gun Violence

Photo Courtesy of Church Hill Peoples' News By Stephanie Younger •  Today, I had the opportunity to speak at a March For Our Lives demonstration in Richmond addressing the fatal school shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. My speech shed some light onto how gun violence disproportionately affects women, queer and … Continue reading It’s Important to Listen to Black Girls in the Fight Against Gun Violence

How Girls Who Code Helped Me Give Back

Photo Courtesy of Maria Rogers Photography By Stephanie Younger •  I first became interested in robotics in the second grade, and built one for my school's science fair. I spent the 4th and 5th grade on competitive F.I.R.S.T Lego League robotics teams based at my school, and before the 6th grade, I attended a STEM … Continue reading How Girls Who Code Helped Me Give Back

14 Black Girls, Women & Non-Binary People Every Womanist Should Know About

Alice Walker's "In Search of Our Mother's Gardens," 1983. Photo Courtesy of Religion Dispatches By Stephanie Younger •  Many institutions fail to educate Black History and Women's History from the most marginalized voices in the Black community. Black women, girls and non-binary people are often discredited for our contributions to the feminist movement and the … Continue reading 14 Black Girls, Women & Non-Binary People Every Womanist Should Know About