self esteem

A 13-year-old Baltimore girl named Janiyah was empowered by peers after voicing deep vulnerabilities about her features.

https://instagram.com/p/1gaCT0AQlE/ One young lady has inspired girls to love themselves and their hair with her award-winning comic book, BuzzFeed reports. Troubled by her natural tresses and skin tone, 7-year-old Natalie McGriff and her mother Angie Nixon from Jacksonville, Fla., came up with the idea of the comic, The Adventures of Moxie Girl. The main character, Moxie Girl, uses […]

Self-esteem, very simply, is your honest opinion of yourself. Doctors say that while the topic of self-esteem and self-confidence is often explored with children, many adults underestimate the importance of boosting their own feelings of self-worth. Many factors can help shape self-confidence, which is developed in early childhood. These factors can include your family, school, […]

Late last year, Canadian writer Orville Lloyd Douglas wrote for The Guardian, “I can honestly say I hate being a black male.” His column about being trapped in his skin, his “personal prison” caused a stir in Internet circles and brought to the fore the issue of self-hatred in the black community. Roland Martin spoke with a […]