We Asked Women How To Protect Black Girl Magic In A Trump Presidency — This Is What They Said

The Women's March on Washington saw millions of women across the globe come together to protest the presidency of Donald Trump and the attack on human rights. While there, we caught up with a few Black women who gave us a word on protecting marginalized communities and preserving the magic that is Black women and girls.

So, how do we protect that special Black Girl Magic? Check out what they have to say in this moving video.

ESSENCE.COM Jan, 24, 2017
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Matters! Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter! I plan to continue my black girl magic by setting goals, especially my New Year's Resolutions that I have set for myself. And I feel as though the presidency doesn't affect how I'm going to prosper, and how I'm gonna push on, and how I'm gonna continue. I plan to graduate within the next year, and I already think that that's an accomplishment as a black female. And from there, I plan to move forward with my career. Preserving myself, making sure that I advocate, making sure that I reach out and Really is a person that I normally wouldn't speak to, I'm gonna speak to them. If I see something positive or if I see something that might be funny, I'm gonna choose to engage more and really just kinda advocate for what I represent visually, and spiritually, and personally, so that people will know that I can be approached too at the same time. I plan to continue my Black Girl Magic by always remembering my foundation and that I come from a family of strong, incredible black women. And continuing to inspire other black women and women of color. I think it's important with the Black Girls Magic that with God, all things are possible. And it separates the line of division. So, I'm just happy to see all colors, all shapes, women from all diverse backgrounds, occupations coming together as one. Cuz the only way we're gonna survive is that we unify And stop all this division. So that's what makes the magic. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO]