#BlackGirlMagic was first used by blogger CaShawn Thompson to celebrate the individuality, beauty, and girl power of black women. It was never meant to ostracize anybody but to uplift these women are still appallingly being brought down in this day and age. Since then, celebrities like Amandla Stenberg and Skai Jackson have been spreading the word about embracing everything that makes them magical.
But here's the thing with #blackgirlmagic - it's not some trend or some subculture a black woman can choose to fit into. It's something you were born with...
The alternative movement and community of Afropunk — the same guys who brought us Afropunk Festival — shares portraits snapped at the fests and is taking part in spreading the #blackgirlmagic by regularly spotlighting fierce women within the Afropunk community. Here are some of the fiercest and most ravishing tattooed beauties featured at Afropunk.
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You can see more of the beauties featured at Afropunk here.