expressing gratitude and relief.
I’m grateful for artist and celebrities like Rihanna who created a makeup line that compliments ALL shades of skin. I’m thankful for Beyonce (and everyone else on the song - BLUE IVY ESPECIALLY), for creating one of our 2019 anthems “Brown Skin Girl”. Thankful for Angela Rye, who continues to be the black political voice. I’m grateful for Scottie Beam who consistently makes noise for black women because she believes this is one of her sole purposes (we SO appreciate it). Grateful for Ava Duvernay, Lena Waithe, Bree Newsome... women film makers and activists who go above and beyond to make sure the black voice is not lost. And I’m extremely grateful for the black women who didn’t care if they’d lose a job opportunity because of what they stood up for.
Black women have called out anti-black movements (and anti-black women movements) within the fashion and music industry, and have demanded respect. We’ve brought attention to the high number of kidnapping and missing girls. We’ve yelled and screamed about men who kill us because we’ve said no. We are putting up a FIGHT and creating a world where our future black daughters will be proud to wear their natural coils, speak up for themselves, and bask in the worth of their complexion.
Thank you Black Queens. Thank you.