Black women are arguably the most disrespected group in America, but that doesn’t stop us from succeeding. You’ve probably seen the #BlackGirlMagic or maybe even used it yourself. If you’re not familiar Black Girl Magic basically means to celebrate the power, intelligence, beauty and resilience of Black girls and women. This movement is more than just a hashtag it has empowered many Black girls showing them they can do anything they put their minds to literally. Below are five Black women who exemplify Black Girl Magic.
Yara Shahidi is the beautiful actress, and model who plays on the two hit shows Black-ish and Grown-ish. At only seventeen years old, she already has a huge impact on young Black girls. She’s a social activist who was honored by the Young Women’s Leadership Network where she launched a mentoring program entitled “Yara’s Club.” She has also been recognized by the NAACP and spoken on many panels. She exhibits Black Girl Magic because not only does she take advantage of the platform that she’s given but uses it to spread positivity.
2. Michelle Obama
The amazing Michelle Obama is the former first lady of the United States, and to some people, still the first lady of America. She has attempted to end child obesity in the U.S by targeting the unhealthy food options inside of schools nationwide. She also helped start the “Let Girls Learn” initiative which helps girls all around the world get an education. She’s also spoken at many panels and has motivated people to take action against the political and social issues we face today. Her dedication and drive to fight for the education rights of girls everywhere, makes her a key example of Black Girl Magic. Michelle reminds black women that we are capable of being posed, intelligent beings.
3. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The wonderful Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian author who writes nonfiction, novels, and short stories. She has won multiple awards for her writings as well. Adichie constantly speaks out about her experience as an African woman in America and the literacy problems in Nigeria. She also has addressed the issue of lack of representation in literature for people of color in one of her Ted Talks. She possesses Black Girl Magic because she addresses the issues that people tend to ignore when it comes to literature, and she is also a very educated woman who prospers in her field.
4. Ava DuVernay
Mrs. DuVernay is a screenwriter, producer, film director, film marketer, and a film distributor. She is the creator of the 2016 documentary entitled 13th, where she explores the clauses of the 13th amendment and how it affects the Black community. She exemplifies Black Girl Magic because not only does she create beautiful films and tv shows, she also addresses many issues within her art.
5. Angela Rye
The magnificent Angela Rye is an attorney and the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies. She is also a liberal political commentator on CNN and an NPR political analyst. Angela Rye is not only an amazing commentator who takes nothing from anybody when it comes to the discussion of the black community, but she is also living proof that a Black woman can stand up for what she believes in without fear.
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