Caption: FIERCE WOMEN OF COLOR stand in the sunset. Young black male stares forward, flecks of light clouding his face.
I introduce you to creative content from my sister, VARA AYANNA.
She’s jump starting a fashion blog and magazine. She wants to highlight unique fashions and events that inspire. She wants to showcase the unseen.
This is from her CHRONICLE 1 shoot she put together. She’s adorable, gorgeous, fierece, curvy and a woman of color .
SIGNAL BOOST if you wish.
How Schools Shortchange Girls: The AAWU Report (published back in 1992, though there is more current research that shows that these dynamics persist) showed exactly what my mom was talking about and what I was noticing as an angry little 11 year old:
A large body of research indicates that teachers give more classroom attention and more esteem-building encouragement to boys. In a study conducted by Myra and David Sadker, boys in elementary and middle school called out answers eight times more often than girls. When boys called out, teachers listened. But when girls called out, they were told to “raise your hand if you want to speak.” Even when boys do not volunteer, teachers are more likely to encourage them to give an answer or an opinion than they are to encourage girls.