About Laquasha and Dear Black Girl
LaQuasha Logan is a Chicago native who currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a graduate of the illustrious Fisk University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree (BA) in English, she has dedicated her life to the field of urban education. She currently works as a high school educator, and this propelled her to begin Dear Black Girl: A Collective Love Letter. She has obtained a Masters of Arts degree (MA) in Women and Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago and an Education Specialist degree (Ed.S) from National Louis University. With this knowledge LaQuasha focuses on culturally relevant pedagogy and infusing work by people of color into literacy classes.
LaQuasha has seen and experienced many things, all of which have informed her life, beliefs, and mentality. As a daily survivor of depression and anxiety, LaQuasha has realized that her growth as well as her story is one that can possibly help young black girls and women discover themselves along with their purpose, just like she has.
Dear Black Girl started in a group chat. Four best friends were discussing starting a book club and the idea sparked something in LaQuasha to go global. LaQuasha designed and curates the website, logo, and merchandise for the brand, something that she never thought she would be doing. Dear Black Girl is a virtual space for young black women to explore the many facets of their identities. LaQuasha’s goal is to spotlight amazing black women and use her own stories and inspirations to inspire others.
"I do what I do because I wouldn’t be who I am if I did not have women in my life who not only look like me, but loved me unconditionally and made me feel as if I can conquer the world. Because of them, I am conquering my world and helping those around me conquer theirs, too."
The Mission of Dear Black Girl: A Collective Love Letter is to nurture self love, identity, and purpose in and for black millennial women and teens by focusing on mental health and spirituality.
The Vision of Dear Black Girl: A Collective Love Letter is to provide an interactive safe space for black millennial women and teens to love themselves and others, practice self care and explore parts of them that they have either been afraid to or told that they were not supposed to.