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The White House Hosted a Princess Party for 115 Black Girls

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The girls recited positive affirmations like “I am beautiful, I am smart, I love my skin color [and] I love my hair.”

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A room full of 115 black girls wearing tiaras decorated with positive affirmations like “I am smart” and “I am a queen” seems like a page taken right out of a fairytale book.

October 17th, 2016, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans hosted a Princess Party — an event that focused on celebrating literacy and uplifting young girls.

Together they wrote and read aloud positive affirmations like “I am beautiful, I am smart, I love my skin color [and] I love my hair.” A highlight of the day was when each girl passed around a mirror and shared one feature that she liked about herself.

The event took place at the U.S. Department of Education, not too far from the White House. Seven-year-old author Jordan West, known for her book Princess for a Day led the event and read her book to the group of girls.

Credit: @officialafamed/AfAmEducation

Credit: @officialafamed/AfAmEducation

As noted by Education Post, the theme of the party matched the concept of her book and was all about making the girls feel appreciated.

According to the source, Jordan’s book explores the experiences of a young girl that decides to give girls that are homeless or in foster care the royal treatment with a party that made them feel like princesses.

Positive representation goes a long way and young people like Jordan are using their talents to create a platform that can inspire others to make a difference.

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