Show images that look like her
I hate to sound like a broken record, but representation matters. While popular children’s networks are making significant strides to offer more diverse programming, the reality is that most of the kids in these programs still don’t look like us. As a result, we have to be more vigilant about the programs our kids are watching and the messaging that is being sent. This may look like curating a list of programs with your specific Black girl in mind. You may have to venture to YouTube and streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, but they’re definitely out there. We can’t afford to let mainstream media tell our kids how they should feel about themselves.