“Black women can do anything. We’ve proven that time and time and time again.” - Tarana Burke
The racial and gender injustices that prevail in our society today create a unique plight that Black women experience on a daily basis.
Often disregarded in the world of academia, entrepreneurship, and social justice, it’s critical that the voices and aspirations of all Black women are uplifted much more frequently than they are.
Today, Black women make 63% of what white men make and hold just 1% of high-paying engineering jobs. Cocoa Diaries seeks to provide bright-minded Black women the opportunity to excel past the oppressive status quo set by racism and sexism, propelling them toward their goals.
The Cocoa Diaries Scholarship and mission is by Black women, for Black women. Addressing the issues of racial and gender injustice starts within, and we would like to give you the chance to change the world with a little push.
To apply, please write about your experience as a Black woman and how this experience has shaped who you are today. Please also mention how you’ll use this in your fight for social activism and uplifting other Black women.
Applicants involved in social activism, have volunteer or work experience, and who maintain an active commitment to providing safe spaces and uplift other Black women are preferred.