A young girl writes down some of the things she likes about herself during a doll drive sponsored by Pretty Brown Girl, a Detroit-based organization that hopes to inspire young black woman by providing them with black dolls, on December 18, 2016 in Flint, Michigan, USA. In addition to walking away with black dolls in their hands, dozens of girls signed a pledge to dream big, believe in themselves and always enjoy learning and laughing. ”We hope that these girls leave feeling that they are valued, worthy of being celebrated and that they matter," Pretty Brown Girl founder Sheri Crawley said. Sheri Crawley first felt called to make an impact in the lives of young black women after her oldest daughter Laila, 10, started kindergarten and became envious of the “long blonde hair” she saw in shampoo commercials and on the heads of her classmates. Around the same time, Sheri planned a birthday party for her youngest daughter Aliya at the American Girl Doll and was “shocked and saddened” when none of the little girls, including either of her daughters, picked a brown doll, according to the organization’s website. From these experiences, Pretty Brown Girl was born, and its reach now extends across the nation.