Saving Our Girls | | Her Own Beat
My heart aches for our girls on a daily basis. In the past month, we have heard of two major beatings with deadly consequences. The first was the untimely death of 16-year-old Wilmington teenager Amy Joyner-Francis, and the second was the sad death of 17-year-old Brooklyn teenager Ta'Jae Warner. No matter what the circumstances were that led up to these fights, I know one thing. It was not worth it. Two young ladies are dead, and many others are facing time in prison. We have to come to place where our girls understand that fighting is not worth it. They need to learn to love themselves enough to walk away. A split-second decision can have life-changing consequences. We need our girls to understand their value...their true worth. A boy isn't worth it. An Instagram post isn't worth it. A side eye...a look (or lack thereof)...shade. None of it is worth it. How can we get our girls to understand that it's not worth it? By truly developing and building their self-worth and self-confidence.
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