Meet Ntozake Shange, an American playwright and poet. She is most famous for her play For Colored Girls, a unique blend of poetry, music, dance and drama called a “choreopoem".
So many people are underrepresented in everything from school to films to careers and it is helps infinitely being able to see yourself in order to create a pathway forward and a sense of belonging.
Here's a small collection of Black women in America we should all know. Look up their names and dig into their stories. Read books, watch documentaries and listen to podcasts.
It's important to talk to your kids about social justice issues within a context - it is much easier to relate to and you've got an example right there.
Rosa Parks was nationally recognized as the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on an Alabaman bus in 1955, triggered a wave of protest.