Yaba Blay

Yaba Blay is a Ghanaian-American professor, scholar-activist, public speaker, cultural worker, and consultant. She is originally from Ghana, West Africa, and was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Her scholarship, work, and practice center on the lived experiences of Black women and girls, with a particular focus on identity politics and beauty practices. A social media activist, she has launched several viral campaigns, including Locs of Love, #PrettyPeriod, and #ProfessionalBlackGirl, in her multi-platform digital community.

In 2012, Blay served as a producer on CNN's television documentary, "Who is Black in America?". She has since been named one of today's leading Black voices by 'The Root 100', and ''Essence'' Magazine's 'Woke 100.' She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, BET, MSNBC, BBC, and NPR and her work has been featured in ''The New York Times'', ''EBONY'', ''Essence'', ''Fast Company'', ''The Philadelphia Inquirer,'' ColorLines, and The Root. Her commentary is featured in ''A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond,'' a permanent installation exhibited in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

She is also the author of the award-winning ''One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race''. Provided by Wikipedia

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