The wheels of The Black Doll Affair movement began turning in 2007. Four years later, for its commitment in philanthropy and efforts to change the way black girls and women are perceived and perceive themselves; BDA has boarded thousands of supportive members called The Black Dolls. Entities such as Essence Magazine, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Microsoft Company, Meetup Inc., Mattel and the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty have each given boost to the BDA little movement that could. In 2009, supported by Georgia’s Governor, Mayor, Atlanta City Council, GA House of Representatives and the GA State Senate, BDA received a Proclamation for Black Doll Affair Day [December 12] in the State of Georgia! The Black Dolls went on invitation to Congressman John Lewis’ Washington DC office and President Obama's White House. Recently, BDA received a Volunteer Service Award from President Obama.
“YWCA of Houston speaks to empowering women and girls everyday and what better way to empower than providing an opportunity for meaningful dialogue between moms and daughters about our choices and our self worth at the Black Doll Affair Town Hall on July 28th.” said, Rayanne Darensbourg, YWCA Executive Director.
The Black Doll Affair Town Hall Meeting is free and will be held from 10am -12pm at The YWCA of Houston located at: 6309 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information call the YWCA at (713) 868-9922
About The Black Doll Affair
Doll tests have revealed that black children prefer white dolls and view black dolls as ugly and bad. The Black Doll Affair is a social club of black women called The Black Dolls. To reverse doll tests results and remind black girls of their inner and outer beauty, these role models engage in philanthropic affairs, donate toy black dolls to little girls, have self-esteem building play dates with teens and host fun events (Black Doll Affairs) that uplift the black woman and increases her pride in hue. These are the "Affairs" of The Black Dolls! Recipients of President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award, The Black Dolls range in shade and shape. Eighteen years and older, from college students to grandmothers, career women to ladies of leisure, they are role models that band together to tackle the black family’s issues with shadeism, self hatred and low self-worth. To express the importance of community service, annually they donate hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to charitable causes that affect all races. These are the Affairs of The Black Dolls and their mission is to change the way black girls are perceived and, more importantly, how they perceive themselves. More at: www.blackdollaffair.com
About the YWCA of Housto
YWCA of Houston is committed to empowering women and eliminating racism. We provide social services and create social change by providing child care for working moms and students on the campus of Houston Community College, offering self-esteem and HIV/AIDS prevention education classes, providing housing for college aged young women who have aged out of foster care, and delivering meals to over 700 homebound senior everyday. More at: www.ywcahouston.org