Beauty In Action
Are you in for a 30-day challenge?
Every day, many Black women and young girls face the ongoing challenge of identifying images that reflect their true beauty, which is comprised of kindness, compassion, strength and spirit — characteristics that extend beyond outer appearance.
Now in its second year, the My Black is Beautiful Imagine a Future program is focused on action by empowering women and girls to believe their black is beautiful.
In partnership with nationally renowned transformational expert Lisa Nichols, My Black is Beautiful's Imagine a Future program will launch a 30-Day "Beauty in Action" challenge. For 30 days, the challenge will give women daily ideas, inspiration, tools and resources to put their beauty into action and to help their inner and outer beauty shine indefinitely.
Imagine a Future
Imagine a future where every black girl believes her black is beautiful.
You know your black is beautiful … but what about young black girls?
Together, we can empower the next generation of black women to confidently be their best, most beautiful selves.
Three years. One million black girls. A beautiful future starts with you.Learn more Take action
Take Action Today and Transform Tomorrow
Help us change the conversation so that one day every young black girl will feel confident about her beauty. Join the movement to teach, reach and empower young black girls.
Watch the groundbreaking documentary, “Imagine a Future,” which examines beauty and self-esteem issues that challenge black women and girls.
Once you’ve watched the documentary, take action.
- Download the documentary Discussion Guide and change the conversation with your sisters.
About Imagine a Future
My Black Is Beautiful is fulfilling its mission of helping black
women be their best selves through Imagine a Future, an initiative established in association with BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and UNCF, and aimed at supporting and embracing young black girls as they face the most critical years of their lives while inspiring them to be their best.
With scholarships, book awards, leadership camps and forums for teen girls, a groundbreaking “Imagine a Future” documentary, and accompanying online resources, My Black Is Beautiful is making strides toward positively reaching and teaching 1 million black girls over three years.A beautiful future starts with you. Change the conversation. BackTake action
The DocumentaryDirected and produced by Lisa Cortes, Academy-Award nominated for “Precious,” directed by Shola Lynch, “Free Angela Davis” and “All Political Prisoners” director, and executive produced by BLACK GIRLS ROCK! founder and NAACP Award winner Beverly Bond, “Imagine a Future” follows the story of Delaware teen Janet Goldsboro as she wrestles with her own insecurities and travels to South Africa to examine the historical and present beauty and self-esteem issues that challenge black women and girls. Infused with the perspectives of renowned media personalities such as Mikki Taylor, Gabourey Sidibe, Michaela Angela Davis, Tatyana Ali, Gabrielle Douglas and Melissa Harris-Perry, the documentary shines a spotlight on the universal struggle around black beauty and self-confidence and examines the role of black women in media, sports and beyond.
Put your beauty in your own words. Tell us what makes your black beautiful.inspire our sisterhood
Lady Emm’s Poem
By: LADY M.Do you: See me? Hear me? Know me? From the curve of my hips, To the soul spoke from my lips. My body embodies the beauty that I define. My voice, my opinion, my vision. Shades of beauty worth celebrating. A sisterhood with stories to share. Follow my lead. Open my eyes. Uplift my soul. My color does not dictate my beauty. My beauty inspires the world. Sisters of Mother Nature’s great design, My Black is ______, And that is for me to define.
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2013 and go out in style!
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The DocumentaryExecutive produced by Beverly Bond from BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and co-directed by Shola Lynch (Free Angela and All Political Prisoners) and Lisa Cortes (Precious), Imagine a Future gives an intimate, honest perspective on black beauty. The documentary follows Delaware-native Janet Goldsboro on a tour to South Africa, as she examines the beauty and self-esteem issues that challenge African-American women and girls. Interspersed with footage of Janet’s journey are interviews with renowned women in the media, Mikki Taylor, Gabourey Sidibe, Michaela Angela Davis, Tatyana Ali, Gabrielle Douglas, and Melissa Harris-Perry.