"A Girl Is..." by LitWorld Girls Club in Kibera, Kenya

By: Japheth "Jeff" Ochieng

"A Girl Is..." is a self-esteem project. The facilitators felt that the girls harbored negative attitudes and perceptions about the physical beauty of black women. In response to this, we discussed what influences young girls to feel that skin color determines beauty.

Then, we pointed out each other's beautiful qualities and talked about the positive images that black women represent. We finished with a photo shoot- head shots of each girl.

Before each girl's turn, she was to finish the sentence: "A girl is... " Each girl was to think of a positive quality that isn't related to physical beauty, but rather, why girls are special and unique on the inside. Below each girl's photo is her thought.

You can also check out the rest of the photos on this LINK HERE.