Title of Presentation or Performance

Black Girl Magic

Presenter and Advisor Information

Davida Boron, Illinois Wesleyan University

Type of Submission (Archival)

Event

Faculty Advisor

Michael Theune

Expected Graduation Date

2020

Location

Room E101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

4-4-2020 10:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2020 10:15 AM

Disciplines

Creative Writing

Abstract

Black Girl Magic is not just a phrase or an aesthetic. Black Girl magic is the way of life for black women. Black Girl Magic brings a rhythmic feel through poetry. Black Girl Magic is not just about Black women though, it is about blackness. Black women live in a day in age where they are not valued, they are stereotyped, and they are used as props. My project will be a series of poems that give you an insight of what Black Girl Magic means to me. I’d like for my poems to be seen as the “Meditations of a Black Woman”. I want to use my voice to help people better understand what blackness is and life experiences from a Black woman’s view. I also want to show some insights into how I feel as a black woman and the experiences I have faced throughout my life. I want to express the things that are hard to talk about for others through a personal lens and uplift the black community. Being able to be a voice for other people and continuing to create poetry where the people of my community can relate brings joy to me. I want the audience to indulge in the creative aspects of my experiences and poetry.

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Apr 4th, 10:00 AM Apr 4th, 10:15 AM

Black Girl Magic

Room E101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Black Girl Magic is not just a phrase or an aesthetic. Black Girl magic is the way of life for black women. Black Girl Magic brings a rhythmic feel through poetry. Black Girl Magic is not just about Black women though, it is about blackness. Black women live in a day in age where they are not valued, they are stereotyped, and they are used as props. My project will be a series of poems that give you an insight of what Black Girl Magic means to me. I’d like for my poems to be seen as the “Meditations of a Black Woman”. I want to use my voice to help people better understand what blackness is and life experiences from a Black woman’s view. I also want to show some insights into how I feel as a black woman and the experiences I have faced throughout my life. I want to express the things that are hard to talk about for others through a personal lens and uplift the black community. Being able to be a voice for other people and continuing to create poetry where the people of my community can relate brings joy to me. I want the audience to indulge in the creative aspects of my experiences and poetry.