There seems to be a bit of confusion when it comes to what #BlackGirlMagic really means.
The hashtag that started as a way to uplift Black women is having a major moment right now while also being met with criticism and confusion.
Either way, #BlackGirlMagic is something that can’t be denied. It was evident when Misty Copeland became the first African-American principal ballerina for the American Ballet Theater. It was also clear when Serena Williams had that amazing run during the U.S. Open or when Beyonce changed the music industry by dropping a surprise album without promotion. When Bree Newsome took it upon herself to take down a flag that was a smack in the face of the people of South Carolina for far too long—that was #BlackGirlMagic.
The concept may be new but the true essence of it stretches as far back as Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and the women of the civil rights movement that stood up for their rights. It’s always been there, and these phenomenal women are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all that #BlackGirlMagic entails.
Yet, there still seems to be some confusion about what it really is.
This is where you come in. We want you to help us clear things up a bit in your own words. What exactly does Black Girl Magic mean to you?
Let the world know below.