Lately we've heard this statement being used everywhere. From 'Memes' to 'T-Shirts' to 'Quotes'. Even Women who aren't of Melanated descent have adopted the term. But what does it mean???
Within 'OUR' Culture and within society as a whole there has been a mass misappropriation of The Black Woman. From Her Status, to Her Image, to Her Being. Leaving 'US' with fractured Identities resulting in fractured Minds and fractured Souls. And HipHop, which was initially an outlet for us to speak our stories and truths has merged with this Universal misrepresentation of us as Women and as a Culture in general.
Which is one of the reasons why I personally feel its crucial as an Artist that partially represents HipHop to bring light to these realities at the same time creating Music that reflects Truth aimed at lifting the Universal Vibration versus lowering it. Which is ultimately where we have been Musically for years now. I give acknowledgement to Sistahs like 'Erykah Badu' 'Lauryn Hill' and 'Jill Scott' to name a few. As Artist and as Individuals these women have exemplified #BlackGirlMagick.
So back to the initial question, What Is Black Girl Magick?
It's an Essence. An Energy. A non-mutable truth. It's that Power that lies within waiting Dormant to be activated. It's that unseen but felt Strength, Knowledge and Courage from our Ancestors, from the Divine. It's the Light in the Dark.
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