Black Girl Magic Minis: 17 Inspiring Little Ladies Who Stole Our Hearts

It seems like 2016 was, by unanimous declaration, a year of hardship and heartbreak for many. 

Among the handful of things that brightened our days and kept smiles on our faces were the stories of everyday young women inspiring the world with their Black Girl Magic. From the simplest of gestures to the most grand of accomplishments, there was certainly no shortage of future leaders making their mark on the world in the most extraordinary of ways. Here's a look at some of the little ladies whose remarkable stories stole our hearts.