Why I Didn’t Participate in the National School Walkout

Photo by Teresa Younger. Mural by Hamilton Glass. By Stephanie Younger •  I am writing this as a Black student activist who was turned away and excluded from speaking by the white student organizers of the Virginia #NationalSchoolWalkout Protest, that took place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, at Brown's Island in … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Participate in the National School Walkout

20 Things Black Girls Should Never Have to Hear or Experience

By Stephanie Younger •  The following list is based on real micro-aggressions and instances of racism I've experienced. The sculpture I created in a class at Art 180 symbolizes how I have transcended the misogyny and racism I have experienced and internalized. Through this sculpture, I want to intraracially, as well as interracially educate people … 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

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 trans people, and Black communities. From NBC12’s coverage … Continue reading It’s Important to Listen to Black Girls in the Fight Against Gun Violence

How Girls Who Code Helped Me Give Back 

By Stephanie Younger •  Throughout middle school, I usually spent my summers in programs that encourage youth of color to excel in the field of S.T.E.A.M, such as the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. I have also spent summers mentoring other young people of color in S.T.E.A.M. and even started a competitive robotics team … Continue reading How Girls Who Code Helped Me Give Back 

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

"In Search of Our Mother's Gardens," by Alice Walker 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 civil rights movement. Civil Rights … Continue reading 14 Black Girls, Women & Non-Binary People Every Womanist Should Know About