Guiding Principles

  • We matter. Our lives are worth it.
  • We are validated as women in the eyes of the Creator (how one feels about themselves directly determines their behavior).
  • In order to make a difference, we must change the way we see ourselves deep inside to make a difference for someone else.
  • We will be there, when prior to us there was no one to depend on.
  • We are moving into a higher level of consciousness, action, commitment, and urgency because black women are dying.
  • We are the gatekeepers of the community and family and if we die, our community dies.
  • We take ownership and use our voice to be the force of change.
  • The lives of black adolescents and young adults depend on our willingness to create new strategies.
  • Above all, this is an issue of social justice.