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MISSION:

Our purpose is to encourage and uplift African American girls that choose to defy the degrading stereotypes of scantily-clad and sexually suggestive African American women present in some hip-hop music videos.   

My sum is greater than all my "parts"....

 

 

Message from the Founder


Welcome to the Anti-Video Girl website.

Here, you will find a vast array of information about the positive young ladies that are making an impact in our communities.  We hope you find this information useful and encouraging.

 

 

 

Achievement Spotlight
Previous Spotlight Gallery

Maya Penn

I create artisan, handmade, eco-friendly accessories and clothing. 10-20% of my profits go to local charities and global conservation organizations.

I always loved to create clothing and accessories with fabrics I had around the house, and at age 8 I thought I should start a shop. So I joined Etsy.com and Maya's Ideas took off from there.

In the future I plan on doing what I'm doing right now, being an entrepreneur, animator, artist, and designer!

You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams. God blesses everyone with different talents and I think it's important to always use your talents in some way to help and give back to others and the community.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mayasideas

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/maya-penn-fashion-designs_n_1263114.html

 

Angelica MossHappy New Year!

This New Year brings new hope, new life, and new promises.  We at Anti-Video Girl wish you and your family all the happiness, abundance, and peace that you deserve!  This year, Anti-Video Girl plans to feature entrepreneurs, nonprofit owners, health and wellness articles, and much more.  We value your opinions and feedback. 
Please email us with any issues or features that you would like to see this year.

Here's to living your lives to its fullest potential!

Sincerely,
Angelica


Resource Spotlight

Dr. Dionne Stephens

Dr. Dionne Stephens is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology and the African Diaspora Studies Program at Florida International University (FIU). Originally from Toronto, Canada, she became a faculty member at FIU, after earning her Ph.D. in Human Development from The University of Georgia- Athens. She currently holds affiliated faculty status in both the Women's Studies Program and the Latin American & Caribbean Center.

Dr. Stephens' research examines socio-historical factors shaping minority populations' sexual scripting and sexual health processes, with emphasis on gender and ethnic/ racial identity development. With an ultimate goal of reducing health disparities, she has examined such issues as HPV vaccination uptake, sexual violence, HIV/ AIDS, and sexual messaging in Hip Hop culture.

For her work in these areas, Dr. Stephens was awarded the Carolyn Payton Early Career Award by the American Psychological Association's and the Jessie Bernard Award for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship from the National Council on Family Relations. A recipient of the Blackboard's Greenhouse Exemplary Online Course Award and the University of Georgia's Gwendolyn Brooks O'Connell Award for Outstanding Teaching, Dr. Stephens' has taught such courses as the Psychology of Women, Psychology of Health, Applied Lifespan Psychology, and Race, Gender & Sexuality in Hip Hop, among others.