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Online Pretty Phil­anthr­­opic Affair Proclamation Black Roses & Butterflies Day

Felicia, Happy Black Doll Affair "Black Roses & Butterflies Day!" Thank you for the poetry and all you do for this dolling family! ~ We Love hue!!!

Last Year, Black Doll Felicia Jackson honored her dolling Black Doll sisters in the most b 'huetiful way. She wrote us a poem to remind us of our intrinsic nature... 

June is National Rose Month! In honor of Felicia and this annual rosy occasion, I have proclaimed the last day of June as BDA Black Rose Day, the Day of Black Roses & Butterflies!

How to participate in this virtual Affair: 

To commemorate the day: Easy as 1,2,3!

1. Join the national BDA family in sending 1 rose or more to women that you adore! Or post a photo of a black rose or a butterfly on your Facebook page. When hue do hashtag it with: #blackrosesandbutterflies

2. Include with the rose Felicia's poem: "The Blackrose & The Butterfly"

3. Be sure to #share & post photos of the moment/occasion Via this site and on your socialnetworking pages. useb hashtags: #bda #blackdolls #blackdollaffir #blackrose

*Note: You can send/deliver any color rose, as according to flower industry professionals, black roses are rare. Duh, we already knew that ;-)


"The Blackrose & The Butterfly", a poem by Black Doll Felicia Jackson


Very nearby, amongst the grass and the trees….hiding very timidly between the wildflowers and the weeds, grows a unique kind of flower …unique and beautiful indeed.

Unfortunately, the flower does not think or suppose that she is as appealing as the other flowers that grow. She only feels this way because she is a Blackrose.

Blackrose sometimes feels sad because the birds, bees and butterflies that fly and flutter in the field’s sky, always pass her by. “I’m not pretty and bright and red like the other Rose; and my petals don’t reflect the starlight through dew drops at night when the moon glows. My petals don’t open wide to greet the dawn and tell it my night’s story; making me nothing like the white, pink and purple Morning Glories. My petals are only black, colorless, ugly and boring!”

Just as the sad Blackrose started to weep, high above her petals, she heard a tiny voice begin to speak. She looked up and saw the most majestic butterfly she had ever seen. A beautiful butterfly floating on wings painted in lavender, powder pink and the softest of greens.

“Why do you cry, oh beautiful Blackrose? Are your thorns too prickly? Are your roots thirsty? Are your leaves too dry or cold?”

“No,” said the Blackrose, “I do not cry because of reasons such as those. I cry because I want to be as pretty as the other flowers or like the Red Rose.”

“Oh my dear Blackrose,” said the Butterfly, “that’s not a very nice thing to say. You should never think or feel that you are not pretty just because you do not look the same way. Your black is beautiful, just as much as the Red Rose. You shouldn’t compare yourself to the likeness of these flowers or those. Being different does not make you ugly or less devine. As a matter of fact, the uniqueness of you is majestic and beauty defined. So don’t fret if the birds, bees or other butterflies flirt and flutter with the other flowers or pass you by. They are not now and never will be worth the tears you cry. Now dry your eyes and smile, for you have a friend in me. But know, you must also make friends with yourself and see the beauty that I see.”

The Blackrose looked down at her reflection in a tear and for the first time ever, she recognized the beauty there. She saw it in her petals, in her thorns and in her smile. Blackrose noticed, it was the same beauty that had been within her and on the outside all the while.

“Thank you sweet butterfly for helping me see that acknowledging my beauty, begins with and inside of me.” 

The Blackrose and the Butterfly became the best of friends…and from that day forward, Blackrose never doubted her worth or her beauty …ever again!

Black Doll Felicia Jackson, dedicated this inspiring poem to The Black Doll Affair and its b'huetiful "Black Roses," the Black Dolls. Express how the poem made you feel, how it inspired you and or your gratitude to Felicia by replying to this thread below...



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the poem Felicia. :) This has made my day thank you Felicia for the b'huetiful poem

    July 1, 2014

  • Pamela G.

    Felicia without question , this poem is amazing! I shared it on my fb page and I hope that people really absorb what the words are saying. So poweful! Thanks for the poem.

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Nikol Booker (.

    Love how we uplift and connect over the miles!

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Shae

    Very"" Bhuetiful"poem Felicia Doll, very inspirational and encouraging just shows that you are just as Bhuetiful as the any other. No matter what, black is "bhuetiful" so celebrate you..

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Khemistry

    Felicia Doll, You're Amazing. When you maybe having a bad day, week or month then you read the inspirational poem that Felicia wrote it awakens your mind, body and soul. It takes you to another place that comforts you and gives you peace. Thanks again my b'huetiful Doll Sister.

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Mama D.

    Can't wait to see your dolling photos! Felicia, will hue post the pix you posted on FBook? Those are
    #Awesome! Please & Thank you! Xo

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Ishalah

    Everyone was so appreciative of such an expressive act of love...I enjoyed this experience with all my black roses! Thanks Black Dolls <3

    2 · June 30, 2014

    • Mama D.

      Thanks for spreading the love, Ishalah!

      June 30, 2014

  • Lauren

    Happy, Happy Black Doll Affair Black Roses & Butterflies Day!! 'Tis a b'huetiful day, indeed!

    Kudos to hue, Felicia Doll for blessing us with such b'huetifully inspiring words and for your dedication to the Black Doll Affair movement!

    Cheers to hue, Dolls!

    2 · June 30, 2014

    • Mama D.

      I 2nd that E-motion!

      1 · June 30, 2014

  • Chiranda

    Felicia, Thank you for such beautiful expressions of the beauty we carry around and pour out in beautiful ways everyday!!! I saw this quote and it has stuck with me "Everyday I aspire to be a giver, a giver of love; a giver of good vibes and a giver of strength" and your poem embodies it all! Thank you Doll!!

    And a toast to ALL the beautiful dolls!!!!!

    2 · June 30, 2014

    • Mama D.

      ...and the church says amen!

      June 30, 2014

  • Mama D.

    Felicia, Happy Black Doll Affair "Black Roses & Butterflies Day!" Thank you for the poetry and all you do for this dolling family! ~ We Love hue!!!

    2 · June 30, 2014

    • Felicia J.

      Happy Black Doll Affair "Black Roses & Butterflies Day to hue Mama Doll...and to all my Dolling Sisters! Mama, you and your vision and my black doll sisters have been such an inspiration to me. I love what we do and I thank you for giving us a platform to uplift black girls and women and each other and celebrate the b'huety of our skin!

      June 30, 2014

  • zena d

    Got back into town to late to get that rsvp in! But I am so proud of this doll sister! Your words are so b'huetiful! I love roses, and the black rose is shared between my daughter and I because of it's significance! We each have a rose tattoos..because of their b'huety . I took Mckinsley on significant days 18th & 21st bday to get her roses. Wonderful gesture Mama doll! I looooove this affair!Also, my favorite love song that I have been grooving to with the hubby on our 25th is by Roberta Flack, "Making Love" features a black rose (dating myself) check it out dolls, and enjoy.
    Roberta Flack - Making Love (Anniversary Video) HD

    2 · June 30, 2014

  • Nikol Booker (.

    As a fellow poetess I am loving this affair - the poem is beautiful Felicia and Mama Doll many thanks for continuing to think of creative ways to spread the knowledge and strength and beauty of the BDA!

    2 · June 30, 2014

    • Mama D.

      Thank Hue, Nikol Doll!

      June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this and not sure where to go when we have the doll meeting. Can someone please help me out? Thank you in advance. Have a great weekend ladies :-)

    June 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Mama Doll

      1 · June 29, 2014

    • Mama D.

      You're welcome, Niko Doll!

      June 30, 2014

  • Kendra

    ♥♥♥Just lovely.....This is so uplifting. Black roses to All the Dolls!!!!! ♥♥♥

    2 · June 30, 2014

    • Mama D.

      Black roses and butterflies to you too, Ken Doll!!!!! ♥♥♥

      June 30, 2014

  • Kym D.

    Felicia this is amazingly beautiful just as you are. This is the best way for me to get back into my Doll mode. This is a Beautiful event and as always Mama Doll you are very creative and inspiring. Black Dolls Rock!!

    2 · June 24, 2014

    • Sheila C.

      I can't believe yall went there. And YES, I got the reference (both of them).

      1 · June 26, 2014

    • Mama D.

      @Kym...lol @ "In my Arnold Horseshack voice!"

      June 27, 2014

  • Felicia J.

    OMG, MAMA DOLL...YOU JUST BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES. HOW B'HUETIFUL YOU ARE. YOU DESERVE THE FIRST ROSE!

    4 · June 19, 2014

    • Mama D.

      Thanks, baby girl!

      1 · June 24, 2014

  • Janelle

    That was truly awesome. What a beautiful way to express the beauty in blackness. It is so nice to have the butterfly in you Felicia doll. Thank you for sharing your gift.

    4 · June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Felicia for creating a beautiful piece. If we were all the same, this world would be dull. Being different encourages growth, because it challenges us to learn something new about someone else or maybe even learn something new about ourselves.

    5 · June 19, 2014

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