No, Black Girl Magic doesn’t mean that black women are celestial beings. It means black women are intentionally uplifting one another and ensuring we are being, protected, seen, and celebrated in a society that has historically overlooked us.
-Joslyn, Creator of Diva Chronicles Magazine
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Black Girl Magic (#BlackGirlMagic) is a movement that was popularized by CaShawn Thompson in 2013. The concept was born as a way to “celebrate the beauty, power, and resilience of Black women”, as described by Julee Wilson from HuffPost, and to congratulate Black women on their accomplishments.
Check out this interview with CaShawn at Prince Goerge’s Community College explaining how the famous hashtag got started.
Today, the hashtag #blackgirlmagic has millions of posts on Instagram and Twitter, has been the subject of numerous articles and used on magazine covers and mentioned at wards shows honoring black women. It is even the title of a recent song by the rapper Wale.
Black Girl Magic has solidified itself in black culture and shows no signs of slowing down.