Perception is Everything

by Bethany Criss-June

MY LITTLE BLACK GIRL is three years old, and I’m probably hyper concerned [1]about images of black womaness and their impact on her emotional and physical growth. For as long as I possibly can, I want some say over the representations that flood her developing psyche. That being said, my husband and I surround our little family with Blackness—images, music, paintings, books, toys, and film that speak to the beauty, history, and overall flyness of the Black experience.

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