Established during Black History month in 2012, National Pretty Brown Girl (PBG) Day embodies the mission of the Pretty Brown Girl Movement to celebrate the shades of brown all over the world, while inspiring positive self-esteem and confidence. This celebratory day takes place each year on the fourth Saturday of February during Black History Month.
This is a day of camaraderie girls of all ages to have fun, bond with others and reflect on their inner beauty, says PBG Founder Sheri Crawley. The movement, which was sparked by the native Detroiter and her husbands creation of the Pretty Brown Girl Doll Laila, quickly developed into a full product line and platform of dialogue and engaging activity for girls ages 5-18.
Launched on PBG Day 2013, there are now 85 Pretty Brown Girl Self-Esteem Clubs throughout the U.S and 6 in Metro Detroit. In addition, the first three collegiate Clubs were announced in 2013 on Spelman’s College campus, The University of Michigan and DePaul University. There are already over 350 members that are now benefiting from healthy discussions based on the Pretty Brown Girl Pledge in a celebratory environment. Girls can bond, meet new friends and learn to love the skin they’re in, says Sheri Crawley. The concept for the movement was inspired by Sheri and Corey Crawley’s two daughters and their experience with skin tone related issues when they relocated back to Michigan.
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