Washington Area Women's Foundation

#AskHer Series: The State of Black Girls

Black Girls and Black femmes are the backbone of their communities, caregivers, decision-makers and give the most, yet often receive the least. In conversation with Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., President & CEO of Grantmakers for Girls of Color and Kristi Matthews-Jones, Director of the DC Girls’ Coalition, we discussed innovative ways our communities can uplift them, along with the work and scholarship around Black girlhood to create a deep understanding of intersectionality. This timely chat was moderated by Washington Area Women’s Foundation Program Officer Chika Onwuvuche.

Watch a recap of our conversation below:

#AskHer / #AskThem is an interview series featuring women and gender non-conforming leaders, and The Women’s Foundation’s partners, community members and supporters who work tirelessly for women and girls. We curate in-depth conversations around complex issues affecting our constituents. Issues ranging from racism, racial justice, women, girls, intersectionality and more will be covered.