Celebrating the fullness of Black womanhood.

Mission Statement

For Harriet is an online community for women of African ancestry. We encourage women, through storytelling and journalism, to engage in candid, revelatory dialogue about the beauty and complexity of Black womanhood. We aspire to educate, inspire, and entertain.

For Harriet seeks to raise the level of discourse surrounding Black women. Founder and Editor, Kimberly Foster, launched the blog in June 2010 while still an undergraduate at Harvard University to provide a thoughtful, collaborative alternative to mainstream media representations of Black womanhood. Thus, For Harriet seeks to explore all parts of who we are and who we hope to be.

For Harriet continues to grow into a multifaceted platform for Black women's storytelling and journalism.

Kimberly N. Foster is the publisher and editor-in-chief of For Harriet as well as other online media properties for women of color. She created the blog after she noticed the dearth of media outlets focused specifically on the political and social lives of women. She can be reached at Kimberly@ForHarriet.com.

Learn More About Kim:
Storytelling Saves Lives or Why I Blog

Please send general inquiries about For Harriet to info@ForHarriet.com.

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