Our Twitter timeline was LIT — and we know yours was, too — with tweets going in on an article called “Here’s My Problem With #BlackGirlMagic” published by Elle magazine this week. Yeah, we’re not gonna link it here, but peep these lines and you’ll see why people are so not here for it. At. All.
“Black girl magic suggests we are, again, something other than human.”
“Saying we’re superhuman is just as bad as saying we’re animals, because it implies that we are organically different, that we don’t feel just as much as any other human being.”
She got all that from a hashtag created to empower us and help us express our love for our beauty, our talent, ourselves in general?? File this under: You’re Doing Too Much.
Oh, and BTW, the writer is Black. Yeah…
Here’s what some of you had to say:
— Leesh (@ColorMeLeesh) January 14, 2016
To be magical is to be wondrous, captivating, unique, there’s nothing dehumanizing about #blackgirlmagic stop reaching ugh
— eliza (@ohlafemi) January 14, 2016
— ❤Freedom-E-Melody (@AlittleSapphire) January 14, 2016
When I say things like #blackgirlmagic im not saying other girls aren’t magic! Im saying i love who i am and im popp’in ✨
— Kali (@Kalesssssss) January 14, 2016
#BlackGirlMagic serves to tell every melanated princess out there that you are special, worthy of recognition, and should be proud every day
— QUEEN Leigh-ANNE (@Reine_Phenix) January 14, 2016
Black girls can’t love themselves for 2 seconds without someone having something to say about it #BlackGirlMagic
— Young Donut (@globbdre) January 14, 2016
I am Black I am a girl I am magic Who gonna check me boo #blackgirlmagic
— Elle Johnson (@writerElleJ) January 14, 2016
It’s a revolutionary act to be a Black woman/girl who loves herself in a world that says she shouldn’t. We are revolutionary #blackgirlmagic
— Bougie Black Girl (@BougieBlackGurl) January 14, 2016
What do you think of all this? Tell us in the comments below!