AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT
"Black girl magic," when used properly, is a way for Black women to celebrate the special sauce we put on just about anything. It's our way of loving each other up while we're going about the business of staying sane, creative, fly and faithful.It's a salve for the thousands of puncture wounds that sloppy, resentful and racist police keep making in our collective skin. It's our way of comforting one another when we lose a job, a partner, a child.
Black girl magic is also convenient shorthand for the following common statements:
"No, you can't shame us with stupid memes that accuse us of tricking Black men with shiny weaves and heavy contouring along our noses."
No, you should never forget we are black and it's not a compliment when you do. And should you forget, one of us will create a video called "Formation" and hurt your widdle feelings more than a little bit.
Regarding Elle Magazine Critic of the Subject?
The black female author at "Elle" was being way too damn literal. She needs to call the surgeon and have her put that sense of humor and appreciation for life back in.
A FINALLY BLACK GIRL MAGIC MOMMY MOMENT FOR YOU AT THE LINK:
Melissa Harris Perry said, “I like Black Girl Magic, which I just sort of think of as a way of designating the joyous or happy parts of the experience of black womanhood and black girlhood, even in the context of inequality.”
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