Teach Your Kids About Badass Black Women

Beyoncé videos and children’s books to teach intersectional feminism

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Beyoncé Art — Cropped Photo by Brianna Santellan on Unsplash

Today, my 4-year-old and I had a great talk about institutionalized racism and intersectional feminism.

How do you start a conversation with your kid about race?

Four of our favorite children’s books that deal with slavery:

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Freedom in Congo Square, Before She Was Harriet, Love Twelve Miles Long, Show Way

But, when it comes to black history, slavery is far from the full picture.

Here are two books my family’s loving this month, because they reach my kid where she’s at.

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Children’s Book by Vashti Harrison
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Raven Wilkinson, from Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
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Princess Hair Children’s Book by Sharee Miller
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Princess Hair by Sharee Miller
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Ballerina Kids Photo by IIONA VIRGIN on Unsplash

So about Beyoncé.

Okay, Ladies, Now Let’s Get in Formation

Beyoncé — Formation Video on YouTube
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“Black Girls Are Lit.” Photo by Kristen Reynolds on Unsplash

We need to teach our kids about slavery and civil rights, but we also need to help them see the rest of the picture: People of color are beautiful, powerful, smart, talented, and accomplished.

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Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They darcyreeder.substack.com

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