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Black Girls Rock salutes Brooklyn Wright for Making a Difference.
By MAD, we mean “Making A Difference.”
The Adventures of the Earth Saver Girl, Don’t be a Litterbug,
was written by Brooklyn when she was 7 years old.
Black Girls Rock recently awarded girls who have made a major impact in their communities with an award from the My Black Is Beautiful “Imagine a Future” initiative, which salutes young girls who are working to be their best selves.
At the awards ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama shares how she decided to re-write her own herstory and re-name the voices of doubt that worked her way into her head and heart when she was a girl.
“I decided that I wasn’t bossy; I was confident and strong. I wasn’t loud; I was a young woman with something important to say.”
She says: “Each of those doubts was like a little test. A challenge that I could either shrink away from or rise up to meet. I decided to rise. And when I looked into the mirror, I saw a tall and smart and beautiful black girl.” She says she wants that knowing for all girls and for us to live life on our own terms.
Also, hear what she has to say about how challenges and failures are necessary components of success. “No one just glides their way from success to success. When things get hard, it’s often a sign that you are doing something right. Those hard times are what shape you into the person you are meant to be.”
Check Her Out: Small in stature but making a big difference!
Budding environmentalist Brooklyn Wright
is saving Mother Earth through storytelling.
At age 7, Brooklyn Wright got fed up with how much litter she saw in her neighborhood. She decided to TAKE ACTION. She decided to write her first book about Layla, a pollution-fighting superhero who uses her powers to teach litterbugs how to stop polluting, GO GREEN, and help preserve our planet.
Brooklyn has extended her mission by transforming into a real-life superhero, hosting interactive presentations, workshops and seminars, reaching over 300 local elementary schools, churches and libraries. Way to go, Brooklyn!
Thanks to Black Girls Rock! for introducing us to Brooklyn.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is a youth empowerment and mentoring organization. Established to promote the arts for young women of color, they also encourage dialogue and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media.