Outstretched Arms & Open Hearts to Women & Children

“The assignment of more adult-like characteristics to the expressions of young Black girls is a form of age compression. Along this truncated age continuum, Black girls are likened more to adults than to children and are treated as if they are willfully engaging in behaviors typically expected of Black women . This compression [has] stripped Black girls of their childhood freedoms [and] renders Black girlhood interchangeable with Black womanhood.” Let us know if you would like to partner with WIN to address adultification bias in the PUSD. Click the Girlhood Interrupted to learn more. 

Link to Adultification Bias Video

Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood

The State of Black Women in Corporate America