This question was recently posed to Chris Rock and was one of the inspirations for his new movie "GOOD HAIR?" The mission of Sunkissed Girlz is to ensure that every African-American girl sees herself in popular media in a way that builds and supports a strong healthy self-esteem. More information about the Website and the founding team is available at www.sunkissedgirlz.com. Sunkissed Girlz was founded in 2009.
Dr. Yanique Redwood co-founded Sunkissed Girlz with her 13-year old daughter Alana Jones. She created this in response to our media not celebrating the unique beauty of African-American girls.
Her daughter,Thirteen-year old Alana adds that, "There are very few girls who look like me in teen fashion magazines. Every time my mom and I try to find a magazine for me, none of the girls look like me. We created Sunkissed Girlz so that African-American girls can have a space of our own to talk about fashion and beauty."
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