I encourage you to constantly challenge yourself and abandon your comforts...
‘Young Black Pittsburgh’ ambassadors connect with the girls who shared their stories through letters
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YNGBLKPGH ambassadors — beacons of African-American excellence in Pittsburgh — have written letters to the black girls who shared their personal stories with the city through PublicSource. The letters are meant to provide these thoughtful young ladies with insight gained over the years and hope for the future.
Read Camille's letter to KeliyahCamille's letter
Read Victoria's letter to SiennaVictoria's letter
My identity as a mixed-race person is probably called into question more than any other parts of my intersectionality.
Read Velissa's letter to TamiaVelissa's letter
Your ultimate goal is to say this is where I am from, and this will not define me. I will be great.
Read Emmai's letter to MonetEmmai's letter
You have demonstrated resilience, and hard work will always lead you to a better tomorrow.
Read Brandi's letter to DezmaireBrandi's letter
You will push through. You will be a great mother. You will be an educated black woman.
Read Cydney's letter to MaiaCydney's letter
While you can’t change the way a person thinks or feels, I believe you can prove their thoughts and feelings wrong. That can be done by simply being you.
Read Brittini's letter to DoniseBrittini's letter
Although you may not see very many young black people around you now, you are still in good company.
Read Tamara's letter to Liza, Ciara and CheyenneTamara's letter
Black girls are now able to research and find the answers for themselves instead of having to rely on a single authority for information about sex.
Read Ashley's Letter to AmariahAshley's letter
As a young black woman, throughout your life you will have an energy that even if you wanted to deny it, you couldn’t. It will intimidate people…
Read Jumbe's Letter to ZoeJumbe's letter
A lot of people haven’t had the chance to travel across the world like you have, so hearing your experiences may be their only chance to be taught.
Read Daile's Letter to SiennaDaile's Letter
You are going to do many amazing things in your lifetime, and it will be your differences that will be your strengths.