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Shanice Nicole is a Black feminist educator, facilitator, writer, and (out)spoken word artist. She started writing and performing poetry in the summer of 2015 and Dear Black Girls was one of her earliest pieces. That poem inspired her debut children's book, recently published in February 2021 by Metonymy Press. Shanice Nicole's words paired with Kezna Dalz's illustrations form a celebratory letter to all Black girls reminding them of how special they are.