I Too Have A Problem With Black Girl Magic

Yesterday, Linda Chavers wrote a piece in Elle called “I Have A Problem With Black Girl Magic” and, whew, Twitter was mad. She wrote multiple paragraphs, which I did not read, but I would like to share why I have a problem with the concept of “Black Girl Magic.”

  1. I am a woman.
  2. I practice wizardry, not magic.
  3. “Black Girl Magic” is not nearly a strong enough term to describe anything that Grace Jones has ever done.

Honestly, beyond that, I’m cool with the concept of “Black Girl Magic.” Black girls and women are pretty dope. Please celebrate my accomplishments with “Black Woman Wizardry” though.

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