Dr. Yaba Blay

Dr. Yaba Blay is a dark-skinned, kinky-haired, first-generation American-born-Ghanaian who identifies as Black with a capital B. She is a scholar-activist, freedom writer, and cultural consultant whose scholarship, work and practice centers on the lived experiences of Black women and girls, with a particular interest in body, identity, and beauty politics. dr. Blay’s commentary is featured in “A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond,” a permanent installation exhibited in the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC); and she is the author of the award-winning book, One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race.

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