I have always wanted to open a finishing school for young women of color, especially those in the African diaspora. I detest the stereotypical portrayal of women of African descent in the media, and it hurts my heart to see young women believing the lie that blackness equals a lack of class, lack of discipline, and lack of femininity. Whether or not my dream will see fruition, there are women who are hard at work championing the cause of redefining black femininity. Today I stumbled across The New Elegant Black Woman, and I can tell it’s going to become one of my favorite blogs. True style and beauty is timeless and cross cultural, so don’t be afraid to check if out if you’re not an individual of African descent.