Some of you longtime readers might remember when I wrote about Kiri Davis’s film, A Girl Like Me back in August.

For those of you that haven’t seen this video, it really is excellently done and gives food for thought to any woman of color.

Here, watch. But be forewarned, the first time I saw this, it made me cry.

The video has made the rounds of the blogosphere, and now young Kiri is competing in the CosmoGirl Take Action Hollywood Film Contest! But shockingly, she’s lagging behind by A LOT. I’m guessing that Kiri’s film might not appeal to the typical CosmoGirl demographic. But if you ask me, Kiri is the future.

So bellas, if you have seen A Girl Like Me, and it has spoken to your experience and you want to support this brave, young filmmaker, click here to vote for Kiri Davis. If she wins, she’ll get $10,000 and a feature in the August issue of CosmoGirl.

We’re rooting for you, Kiri! Thanks for shedding light on the issues that young black women face, and for celebrating all shades of beautiful!

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