BBWTFT Submission Portal
A phrase that was birthed from Black women being 3 to 4 times more likely to die during child birth regardless of education level, is now a phrase that has extended into all areas of our lives where we are not heard- Believe Black Women the First Time.
Society may not realize how imperative it is for our voices to be heard the first time- knowing it may be our first and only- but we do. We have created an outlet, and in hopes, a series to constantly remind us that we are important. We are not just strong Black woman and Black girl magic, we are also humans with everyday experiences and stories of our own that deserve to be heard with an ear full of grace and empathy.
If there was ever a time where your voice was silenced, you were not believed the first, or were made to seem crazy when you did speak up, we would love to hear from you.
To submit your story please fill out the contact form and answer the following questions in the comment section. If you would rather remain anonymous, put "N/A" in the name field and "firstname.lastname@example.org" in the email field.
- Where are you from?
- Tell us about a time where you were not heard or taken seriously the first time.
- What do you think when you hear the phrase "Believe Black Women the First Time?"
- What is something you need/ want in order to thrive personally or professionally?
- What words of advice do you have for other Black women in this space?
***In efforts to create a BBWTFT series, your submission will also be featured on www.believeblackwomenthefirsttime.com ***