In all of your gorgeous shades and hues, black girls, this book is for you!
Stereotypes and images tell us how to dress and think, but what truly defines you? Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt that your weight, hair, or skin tone were inadequate and didn’t measure up to others?
Navigating through self-acceptance can be difficult—not to mention dealing with relationships and family dynamics. But through this book, you will discover that you are not alone. For Black Girls is about coming of age and taking control of your life and making choices that will set you on the path to self-discovery.
For Black Girls will help you do the following:
—Discover the difference between your identity and stereotypes
—Develop life and career goals
—Appreciate your unique beauty and worth
—Use concrete tools to break destructive habits in relationships
—Make meaningful relationship goals
—Find strategies for time management
—Learn to be healthy and accept your body
—Identify what your spending habits say about you and how to change them
It includes questions for individual/group reflection and discussions.
As you take charge of your life, watch as you emerge and flourish into the beautiful young woman you were meant to be!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although the book is written with a black audience in mind (as the title indicates), this book is relevant to girls of any ethnicity. The author's direct style,with personal stories woven throughout, addresses the issues that young women of today are facing. Abraham encourages her readers to challenge themselves by making personal goals (fitness, finances, dating, friendships and time management) and work towards achieving them. She doesn't shy away from addressing some of the more touchy topics of sex, purity, dysfunctional families, absent parents and abusive relationships. Thought provoking questions follow each chapter and some practical advice is given. Her personal faith and belief system is evident throughout the book but doesn't come across as "preachy". I would recommend "For Black Girls" to every young woman in your life.
Nana Abraham has written the book I wished I could have read as a younger woman. Full of whip-smart, down-to-earth, savvy, wisdom and anecdotes shared with loving counsel and a keen sense of humour. Nana pulls no punches and shares the upsides and downsides of living consciously and flourishing versus unconsciously falling for the latest fads leading to possible turmoil. Nana lives her truth and her values shine brightly through her uplifting and practical messages, tips and opportunities for reflection and goal setting. An easy read. I highly recommend this book for women of any age.