Black Girl Magic.
Definition- a celebration the beauty, power and resilience of black women. a term used to illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women. It’s about celebrating anything we deem particularly dope, inspiring, or mind-blowing about ourselves.
Origin- CaShawn Thompson circa 2013
Although women were allowed to attend colleges and universities in 1877, Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first African-American in the U.S. to earn a diploma in nursing. She attended the School of Nursing, New England Hospital for Woman and Children in Boston in 1879. Now, to continue this history lesson, slavery was abolished [allegedly] in 1865. However, there were places like Mississippi that just forgot to abolish slavery until February of 2013 when the 13th Amendment was adopted.*
I’m sure you can see by now where I am going with this. To be a Women of Color living and educating in the Southern states is a task within itself. To graduate from an all female HBCU is nothing short of amazing. Meet Kadijah Ndoye, the beautiful and talented Spelman graduate I was fortunate to capture last summer. Kadijah and her Nigerian family welcomed me into their space, treated me as if I were family, and even let me leave with a plate full of their favorite foods!
With her high cheek bones, and pronounced African features, Kadijah has a few decorations added to her cap and gown, nothing short of amazing for this young Queen, and should definitely be celebrated. All the congrats, continue to shine my dear.