Guess who’s bizzack??
My little time away was perfect. Just sun, hot days with cool drinks…getting a new temp gig…
Right?!?! Swag me out. No deets yet, but just know that #BlackGirlMagic is real and making moves. I SEEN’T IT!!
Speaking of additional Black Girl Magic, 3 things-
I saw Daughters of the Dust last weekend. Stunning. And I met Julie Dash.
Oh. Yes. DoD was made in 1991, and yet people are viewing works done this YEAR that references her film, and realizing how dope it was. Why?? Because not only are Black Girls Magic, we are also From The Future.
I had the pleasure of attending Gyalcast Live on Wednesday at the Gladstone, as part of ManifesTO. When I tell you- this collective of young, unapologetically black women from Toronto are giving you pathos, positivity, rage, shade, grace, and smarts- all in the same conversation, SENTENCE EVEN? believe me. Find their podcast—> here.
Luvvie Ajayi has written a fantastic book.
Her blog, Awesomely Luvvie, is part of my RIA (Required Internet Allowance). Her links get passed around on my feeds when they drop like Snoop just lit them up on GGN. This book is a sharper, more focused version of her voice. It tackles subjects as diverse as modern-day racism and body-shaming, to the dangers of Island Peen and how Nigerians are always late (She’s Nigerian-save your indignant email.). It’s sold all over the place in the States, but if you want it here in Canada, Amazon is an option; if you are reading this from elsewhere, check Luvvie’s site here for your options. Listen- if Shonda. Ava. AND Oprah (!!!!) give her the cosigns, you know she is legit.
This week has been wonderfully, and utterly black-women centered, and I need more weeks like this.
Black Girls Are Creative.
Black Girls Are Magic.