Tuesday, 5th March, 2019
According to Google Trends, more than ever the world is searching for “black girl magic” — an empowering phrase that celebrates the achievements, beauty and irrepressibility of Black women and girls. Explore more #IWD2019 trends, and learn about the accomplishments of women across the world at https://g.co/iwd
The women featured in the film include icons, barrier-breakers and everyday heroes. Learn more about some of them below:
Amanda Seales is a comedian. To learn more about her/her projects visit: https://smartfunnyandblack.com/
Mari Copeny is an activist and philanthropist from Flint, MI. To learn more about her projects visit: MariCopeny.com
Dr. Krista Carrington
Alisha Williams is a mom who loves to encourage and inspire others through her social media platforms. To learn more about her visit: https://www.youtube.com/alishawilliams
Shanta Owens and Shera Grant are identical twin sisters who serve as judges in Birmingham, Alabama. Shera is a district court judge, and Shanta is a circuit court judge.
Kennedy Edwards is the first African-American to win the Miss Texas Teen USA title. She will compete at Miss Teen USA in the spring of 2019. Learn more at: MissTexasUSA.com
Dominique Jackson is an actress best known for portraying ELEKTRA in Ryan Murphy’s POSE. She has become an advocate for the trans community. To learn more visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/debtfreeguys/2017/11/05/how-trans-fashion-model-dominique-jackson-overcame-homelessness-and-10k-debt/#17e6b0ac7a88
Ellen Liverpool is a competitive powerlifter and an aerospace engineer. To learn more about her/her projects visit: instagram.com/lady.liverpool
Kheris Rogers is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, and trailblazer. To learn more about her movement visit: FlexinInMyComplexion.com.
Shalom Blac is a beauty influencer, who uses her positive perspective to inspire others globally. Her social media handle is @shalomblac.
Jackie Aina is a beauty icon and social activist. To learn more about her visit: https://www.youtube.com/jackieaina
Mama Cax is a Haitian-American Blogger, Disability Advocate and Model. She uses social media as a platform to talk about body positivity, but most importantly, dismantle the image of what people with disabilities should be or look like while challenging beauty standards.
Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad
Ebonee Davis is an American model and actor currently living in Los Angeles, CA. She is known for her advocacy in regards to inclusion within the entertainment industry.
Aubrey Toby is a STAR! To learn more about her/her projects visit: Aubrey.Being.Aubrey on Instagram and Facebook.
Tori Wolfe-Sisson is a yoga instructor and co-founder of BLK Pearl Trans/Queer/GNC learning & leisure alliance
Shante Wolfe-Sisson is the Co-Founder of BLK Pearl, Field Strategist & Political Organizer
Footage courtesy of:
Brit + Co
URU The Right To Be, Inc.
All Things Micah and Beauty
A Ballerina's Tale
The Crystal Group, Inc.
FOX / FX Networks
Flexin’ In My Complexion
Bill Moyers Archive/WNET
WNYC Department of Records
Merle T Murrain II
Roland Garros FFF