#SayHerName: Why We Should Declare That Black Women And Girls Matter, Too



#SayHerName: Why We Should Declare That Black Women And Girls Matter, Too
 
 “When we wear the hoodie, we know that we’re embodying Trayvon. When we hold our hands up, we know we’re doing what Mike Brown did in the moments before he was killed. When we say ‘I can’t breathe,’ we’re embodying Eric Garner’s final words,” Gilmer said. “We haven’t been able to do the same thing for black women and girls. We haven’t carried their stories in the same way.” Rachel Gilmer, AAPF Associate Director