Big Words to Little Me is a girls guidance book that offers advice on

how to navigate through some of life’s challenges as we grow from little girls to young women. By exploring Awareness, Confidence, Responsibilities, Relationships and Spirituality, this book is sure to help build a better sense of identity and power in young girls of color.

SAKINA IBRAHIM is a performer and educator from Springfield, Mass.  She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, while
working with companies such as Philadelphia International Records and the Grammy Foundation. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from University of California, Irvine. Her dedication to artistry and education allowed her to receive prestigious awards such as the Excellence in Performance Award and the Dance Outreach Award. She is also the recipient of numerous travel and research grants such as the Medici Award and UCIRA for her research and work in African Diaspora Dance and Youth Empowerment. Sakina has presented on youth engagement, media, and Black culture at conferences held as University of Albany and California State University and served as faculty at Saddleback College, Cypress College, and Westchester Community College. Sakina has worked as the Assistant to legendary Choreographer Donald McKayle setting Masterworks such as Rainbow Round My Shoulder and currently assisting dancer/choreographer Anthony Burrell. Sakina’s performance credits include Rennie Harris Rhaw, Shelly Garrett’s Beauty Shop, Own Network’s Raising Whitley, and Bayside the Musical (Off-broadway) and more. Outside of performing Sakina teaches dance and facilitates youth engagement programs with organizations such as Jill Scott’s Blues Babe Foundation, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Shooting Star Dance Center, and many more. Big Words to Little Me is her first self-published book.


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