Organizations for Girls and Women of Color, Authors, Bloggers, Scholars, and Writers

In 2015, we are celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color by launching the National Girls and Women of Color Council (NGWCC) (July 2015).  Accordingly, in collaboration with I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and NGWCC, the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is inviting leaders and members of organizations for girls and women of color, authors, bloggers, scholars, and writers, etc., to submit essays for a special themed issue of JOCS titled Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color (publication in July 2015).

Join us in celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color. The special issue of JOCS will also be available for purchase in print through Complexity Publishing, LLC. 


Call for Submissions 

Deadline: March 31, 2015

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS)  is accepting essays for a special thematic issue Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color for publication in Volume 1, Issue 2 (July 2015). We are particularly interested in essays that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Trailblazers and torchbearers
  • Change agents
  • Unsung girls and women of color
  • Believing in you
  • Faith
  • Self-validation
  • Girls of color
  • Women of color
  • The marginalization of girls of color
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Specialized glass ceilings for women of color
  • Living life beautiful
  • Self-love
  • Self-pride
  • Self-respect
  • Self-identity
  • Self-pride
  • Standards of beauty
  • Hair
  • Colorism
  • The Color Complex
  • Understanding biases
  • Embracing diversity within the race
  • Health
  • Making good choices
  • Media
  • Relationships
  • Mental health
  • Education
  • Sexuality
  • Music industry
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Communities of color
  • Religion
  • Employment
  • The criminal justice system
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Teen issues
  • Gangs and girls of color
  • Stereotypes
  • Family values
  • Career choices
  • Marketing
  • Racism
  • Prejudice
  • Identity
  • Interracial diversity
  • Intraracial diversity
  • STEM
  • One size does not fit all
  • Love
  • Being original
  • Breaking down skin color and race barriers
  • Racism
  • Sisters in unity
  • Skin color dynamics
  • The perpetuation of colorism by people of color
  • Multiculturalism
  • Multiracialism
  • Identity and racial pride
  • Loving my skin
  • Power
  • Sports


We will also accept book reviews (books about girls and women of color).

To submit manuscripts for review, please register at (you will be required to create a user name and password). Review the Submission Guidelines and then submit your manuscript.

We are looking forward to your submissions. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth


Journal of Colorism Studies

ISSN: 2329-3187


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