It wasn’t until the terms “Black Girl Magic” “Melanin dripping” and Melanin popping” started trending on Twitter and Instagram that we started to realize and appreciate Black Beauty.

We don’t need social media to tell us that we are beautiful. When I first heard the words “Black Girl Magic”, I thought, it does have a nice ring to it. Oppression did something to us, though.  It inspired us. It challenged us. It empowered us. It made us strong. It brought us TOGETHER.

A black girl telling another black girl, “Hey, cute shoes,” or “Girl, I love your afro,” is one of the many things that I live for.

Black Girl. You are perfect the way you are. The way your curls fall upon your visage, or the way the brightness of the sun falls upon your face, sends everyone who comes your way into an instant daze!

Tyra Banks said it all so beautifully…”Girls of all kinds can be beautiful — from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing, and all in between. It’s not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box … Think outside of the box … Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.”

by: Vanessa Adaboh

Instagram: @nessa.the.finesser

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