Professional Black Girl is an original video series created by Dr. Yaba Blay, renowned activist, cultural critic, and producer, to celebrate everyday Black womanhood, and to smash racist and “respectable” expectations of how they should "behave."
“The terminology that is often used to describe and define Black girls—such as bad, grown, fast, ghetto, and ratchet—are non-affirming and are words that are intended to kill the joy and magic within all Black girls,” says Dr. Blay. “We are professional code-switchers, hair-flippers, hip-shakers, and go-getters. We hold Ph.Ds and listen to trap music; we twerk and we work. We hold it down while lifting each other up, and we don’t have to justify or explain our reason for being. This is us.”
Limited edition merchandise for the series, created in partnership with Dr. Blay, is available on our site!
The full series can be found here with new episodes added each Friday.