Journey To The Need For Representation
Kennesaw, Georgia – May 22, In high school, Flora Ekpe-Idang Founder & CEO of Corage Dolls, remembers putting her thoughts into words while watching the documentary, “A Girl Like Me”. “It was frustrating and disheartening seeing girls as young as 5 or 6 years old perceiving self-worth based upon skin color. I knew I would never forget that moment. It was personal”. Many African-American girls, herself included, share this experience when they wonder if their worth would be better perceived if their skin was a different color. While every child goes through moments of self-discovery, being a multicultural, African-American adds the dynamic of being part of the minority-majority.