Who We Are

The Right Kind of Black Girl Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit organization founded by Shambria Williams in 2018. The Right Kind of Black Girl (TRKBG) provides a pathway to freedom from oppression through unity, economic advancement, and living a life of wholeness. We envision a world where Black people are free from racial disparities, depression, and isolation. We take a holistic approach to supporting Black women and girls between the ages of 15 and 60 who stem from generational poverty to cultivate sisterhood by empowering women and girls of the African diaspora to lead, innovate, and serve our communities. TRKBG’s purpose is to advocate for the betterment of Black people through obtaining generational wealth, reduction of health disparities, defiance of stereotypes, and rebellion against the trauma of racism. We are committed to aiding our communities in living a life of wholeness that is define uniquely for every individual we serve.

From Our Founder

This letter is dedicated to all my sistahs that have been part of the greatest gift of my life, “The Right Kind of Black Girl,” and to all the beautiful Black women who helped me actualize this dream, not just for me but for us!
The question that people always ask me is, “How and why was The Right Kind of Black Girl conceived?” The purpose of this letter is to give you that answer.
In 2018, I was toward the end of my master’s program at the University of Southern California. With a superwoman mindset, I was balancing a full-time graduate program and surviving a full-time job. As the only Black woman in a position of leadership, the Black proverb “You have to work twice as hard for half as much” never rang more true. I worked long nights and early mornings to help build the operational infrastructure for this organization.
But working long hours was nothing compared to my battle with micro-aggressions, racism, ageism, sexism and classism. In fact, it was as normal as eating breakfast in the morning. Experiencing micro-aggressions left me with a bad case of imposter syndrome and an overabundance of self-doubt, which ultimately resulted in me adding more pressure on myself to go above and beyond.
Being a young Black woman in a predominately white professional environment also has its own intricacies. I recall the day a three-ring binder was left on my desk that contained a story of how I was birthed by monkeys. Or the countless times when I was shushed during a conference call or talked over during a meeting.
I was in an unhealthy state where my reality was not in alignment with my values. I was stressed, experiencing anxiety, overworked, and undervalued. I reported the racism I observed, but instead of taking action, the behaviors were explained away. I looked around for advice, but there was no one who looked like me to answer my questions. I felt stuck. After working another 10+ hour day, I thought to myself, “I can’t be the only Black girl experiencing this.”
Through my resilience, on August 2018 The Right Kind of Black Girl was born. Shortly after, I began hosting events aimed at cultivating lives of freedom through building new healthy relationships of support amongst Black women.
We have worked diligently to debunk the many stereotypes inflicted upon Black women. Our vision is to get Black girls free from racial disparities, depression, and isolation... and that is why and how I started The Right Kind of Black Girl.
In founding The Right Kind of Black Girl, I found myself. To all of you, the many friends and sisters who have helped make my dream come true, I say thank you: When one of us thrives, we all thrive… and there is nothing more powerful, healing and beautiful than that.
With all my love,
Shambria Williams
Founder of The Right Kind of Black Girl

OUR MANIFESTO

The Right Kind of Black Girl seeks to affirm philosophies that arouse the betterment of Black people through the acquisition of generational wealth, reduction of health disparities, defiance of stereotypes, and rebellion against the mental trauma of racism.  We have come together to initiate a strong re-enforcement of that infrastructure by forging our collective paths through corporate, entrepreneurial, social and personal obstacles.

We know that for us to live, oppression must die.

We believe that health, fitness, and mental well-being are not luxuries but integral facets of an enriched life. We are committed to helping our community find freedom by aiding in the dismantlement of structural and institutionalized racism in our schools, communities, businesses, healthcare and judicial systems. 

We know that when you invest in Black women, you are investing in the community as a whole.

We desire to live in a world in which generational wealth in the Black community is achieved and maintained. We are committed to creating a pathway to a self-sustained  infrastructure within the Black community through entrepreneurial networking and financial literacy. 

We know our representation matters.

We believe in seeing each other as allies instead of adversaries through the validation of Black women’s collective experiences. We are committed to creating an atmosphere of acceptance and sisterhood through the mutual interest in uplifting Black women and girls across the Afrikan diaspora. 

We know that stereotypes do not define us.

We believe in taking pride in our heritage and the marvel of our ancestors. We are committed to being the best we can be and achieving it with grace and humility.

We know self-fulfillment starts with knowing we are enough.

We deem freedom as self-sustainability unrestricted by the interlocking -isms of racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism. We are committed to advocating for the wholeness of Black women and girls. 

We know Black women are multifaceted.

We believe in acceptance and celebrating the journey of Black womanhood. We know we are all The Right Kind of Black Girl in spite of our plight. We are committed to shining a light on the beauty of women and lifting one another as we climb.

"We understand we are the backbone despite the backhand"

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