'A'Dorian, Radical Self-Lover' Artist Gelila Mesfin Talks Art And Her Personal Brand of #BlackGirlMagic
The digital artist explains her artistic journey and her personal definition of #BlackGirlMagic.
'A'Dorian, Radical Self-Lover' directors Lacey Schwartz and Mehret Mandefro explain the importance of A'Dorian's story and the contagious nature of #BlackGirlMagic.
When Newark, New Jersey, native A’Dorian was 7 years old, her father was murdered while leaving his store. Now grown, the college student wants to give back to local youth who have lived through similar tragedies, which directors Lacey Schwartz and Mehret Mandefro capture in episode five of ESSENCE Black Girl Magic. A’Dorian founded She Wins Leadership Institute, which teaches young Black girls to not only find their voice, but to trust it, and discover the true art of self-love. “The act of self-love isn’t easy,” A’Dorian said. “It takes time. It takes effort. But the more you dedicate time to loving yourself and surrounding yourself by people who are encouraging you to do the same, there is no such thing as a barrier.”
Qaisera Alexis is quite literally taking her dreams to new heights. The teen, who is also the subject of ESSENCE Black Girl Magic episode three, is determined to be a pilot, and she’s doing everything she can to make sure that dream comes true.
There’s a common misconception that Black women stay away from the pool, but Qaisera Alexis, the subject of ESSENCE Black Girl Magic episode 3, along with her Los Angeles-based coaches and trainers, prove otherwise.
Georgia mother Taj Anwar shows how she is partnering with Walmart to feed the Fight Against Hunger with her local grown garden boxes in Atlanta.
Meet the woman who directed the first episode of our new docuseries, ESSENCE Black Girl Magic.
Directed by Laurie Thomas, episode one of 'ESSENCE Black Girl Magic' features 18-year-old Sage Adams, a Brooklyn-based artist and activist who has chosen to use her talents and voice to make a difference.