Event Title

Black Girl Magic

Faculty Advisor

Michael Theune

Graduation Year

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

Description

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.