The Respect Book

ARTIST, LAWRENCE LINDELL CREATES CHILDREN'S BOOK THAT TEACHES BLACK BOYS TO TREAT BLACK GIRLS WITH RESPECT

Train up a child... I know you are probably unconsciously asking why not all girls, but if you are a black woman maybe you'll know that we are largely unsupported by our men. So you know it is nice that this become first comes from a black man and then is intended to train black men to respect their women from infancy. he created “From Black Boy With Love.” The children’s book, which was released in late March, contains 24 pages of illustrations of young boys expressing uplifting messages of love to young black girls. 

LAWRENCE LINDELL

LAWRENCE LINDELL

Lawrence Lindell who is from Compton, California; is seeing from a black woman's perspective; understanding that our invisibility cloak would be a lot less suffocating if we got support and love from men of our skin colour.  This book is for all the girls of color across the world who have been made to feel uncomfortable in their own skin. You are life, you are important and you matter.

I’m black and my community is full of black and brown women who I love dearly and I wanted to make something for them,” he continued. “But we as men have a huge problem with how we talk, treat and think about women.

Lindell plans to create a second installment of the book with the first one selling at 3060.50 Naira ($10) as he is determined to wipe away the segregation of black girls from the media and show them that they are worthy and deserving of love too!

The first thing they go for when teasing each other is hair, body shape and skin tone,” Lindell said. “’You ol’ nappy-headed, black-ass charcoal looking girl,’ ‘with yo ugly fat ass.’ We have to change the narrative that the more melanin you have means you’re uglier and that natural hair is bad or improper.

I am certain i speak on behalf of all coloured girls when I say, thank you for appreciating us and using your art as a pedestal.