July // 18 // 2018
Black women really are magical. No for real. Is there really nothing we can’t do?? I don’t think so. The problem is, not everyone is exposed to this knowledge. The BIGGER problem is not every BLACK woman knows their magic, sees their magic, or even believes in their magic.
To be clear, a black woman’s magic encompasses the beauty, power and resilience we all hold, as defined by the #blackgirlmagic phrase creator CaShawn Thompson. CaShawn goes on to explain, “I say ‘magic’ because it’s something that people don’t always understand. Sometimes our accomplishments might seem to come out of thin air, because a lot of times, the only people supporting us are other black women.”
For the record, women, in general are forces to be reckoned with. However, I make it my duty, as a black woman, to first look to a black female creator, curator, artist, designer, and, or business owner whenever I have a need. I take extreme pride in building a team full of BLACK. GIRL. MAGIC! And you better believe that I’m sharing all of their goodness….When I know, you know.
It’s too often that we don’t get the recognition we deserve, the funding we qualify for, or the platform we’re worthy of. It’s up to black women, to push other black women to the forefront and market them, support them, acknowledge them, share them, and most importantly, spend their money with them.
Black women are out here killing the game, taking over all industries, and saving lives. Literally! Recognize your own magic and celebrate the women around you. Sprinkle it everywhere.
(Black) Women who created the magic
Photographer: Rena O Productions
Makeup Artist: Wendy Bhola
Manicurist/Pedicurist: Face and Body Day Spa
Headwrap: Chi Chi Lamour
Earrings: Xpozher Accessories & Home Boutique
Watch: Big Chop Accessories
Sequin Jacket: Melodrama Boutique
I. Am. Woman Shirt: Black Vibe Tribe
White Denim Shorts: Vici Dolls
What female black owned business are you digging right now?
Photos shot by Rena O at the Le Meridien Hotel in Houston, TX