I came across Beyonce‘s new music video “Formation” in my Facebook newsfeed, and I googled and found this tribute to her song both empowering and inspiring – here’s sharing with you.
“Formation” is an anthem for Beyoncé and black culture, but, most of all, it’s an anthem for black women. And the response has been amazing. Following the video’s release, we’re talking about the blood that runs through our veins and the hoods we grew up in. We’re holding all of those in our black communities who came before us up high. We’re wearing every little thing that’s contributed to our blackness proudly. We’re letting our black girl magic shine.

#BlackGirlMagic is probably the best hashtag that was created, uniting black women all over the world. And the most beautiful thing to come out of #BlackGirlMagic is this appreciation for self, as black women. In a society that only recognizes our black features and culture, #BlackGirlMagic has encouraged us to own our culture. Black women are becoming even more empowered than they already were…

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