I was RAISED IN West Philadelphia.
Besides way too much homework, my day consists of taking selfies, making YouTube videos, looking for scholarships and starting my own t-shirt line. Over the years, the UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT has taught me not to be ashamed of the color of my skin, or of who I am. And it has taught me to be a confident and strong UNAPOLOGETIC black woman.
I define #FORTHELOVEOFBLACKGIRLS as loving and appreciating black girls for who they are.
I feel most brave when I am comfortable. Beautiful when I can be myself, and brilliant when I'm adventurous. If I could tell black girls one secret, it would be, "your MELANIN pops, severely - girl you slay! And we need to be for each other, and NOT against one another." And if I could change ONE STEREOTYPE about black girls, it would be, "we all have daddy issues."
My GREATEST INFLUENCE is MY MOM.
But my #BlackGirlInspirations are Solange Knowles and Teyonah Parris! Right now, I'm reading "The Truth About Him" by M. O'Keefe.
I will use my COVER GIRL PLATFORM to inspire other black girls like me to speak with confidence; to be brave; and to reach for the stars.
And I will use this platform in service to love and advocate for other black girls just like me, because we are worth it.