The phrase “Black Girl Magic” originated from the work of CaShawn Thompson in 2013 to celebrate and lend voice to the achievements and positive attributes of black women. The idea was to celebrate Black Girl Magic (e.g., poise, talents, aspirations) while also acknowledging the subversive contexts for which black women and girls navigate to glean their accomplishments. It quickly evolved into a popular movement. Despite an onslaught of critics, the popularity of “Black Girl Magic” persists! This has been aided (in my opinion) by the positivity and power of the message, the surge in venues providing advocacy, acknowledgement, support, and opportunities for black women and girls (e.g., social media groups and influencers, non-profits); and by widespread and commercial use of the phrase. As such in this post, I review ways you can support, express, and bask in Black Girl Magic with black authors and brands. That is through diverse accessories, apparel, books, journals, and more.
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- Effie’s Paper (advertisement) has a black girl magic section with numerous accessories that include baseball hats, bracelets, a travel mug, a phone grip, a bandana, and face mask.
- The Pink Locket (advertisement) offers black girl magic jewelry dishes.
- The Trini Gee (advertisement) offers black girl magic socks that are available in small, medium, and large.
- Elouise & Ethel offers a black girl magic charm bundle in enamel and 14k gold vermeil.
- Power Decals offers a set of nail decals (5 per set) that include black girl magic, “resist,” and other culturally relevant symbols.
- Radical Dreams offers a selection of black girl magic key chains, patches, and lapel pins too.
- Effie’s Paper (advertisement) offers a selection of black girl magic apparel that includes hoodies and a tee-shirt.
- Party Patch Club (advertisement) offers a black girl magic one piece pajama.
- The Trini Gee (advertisement) offers a black girl magic tee shirt embedded with several patches that also include black lives matter and black is beautiful. It is available in multiple colors.
- Hellwig By Tikia offers a black girl magic ragland shirt and leggings in black and white.
- Izzy & Liv offer an over sized black girl magic sleep shirt.
- Power In Black offers a selection of black girl magic apparel that includes tee- and sweat-shirts, a tank top and zip up jacket.
Bags and Totes
- Effie’s Paper (advertisement) offers a large black girl magic tote bag made of Egyptian cotton. A makeup bag is also offered.
- The Trini Gee (advertisement) offers a black girl magic pouch in two sizes. A black girl magic University tote bag is also available. Black girl magic patchwork tote bags are available in various sizes.
Notebooks/Journals and Planners/Books
- Effie’s Paper (advertisement) offers a black girl magic notebook with a faux leather cover and ribbon bookmark.
- EyeSeeMe (advertisement) offers Black Girl Magic: A Poem, and two coloring books: Black Girl Magic Children’s Coloring Book, and Black Girl Magic Coloring Book.
- The Trini Gee (advertisement) offers a black girl magic spiral notebook and journal.
- Eso Won Books offers diverse black girl magic books that include affirmations, lined journals and notebooks, and novels.
- Pyramid Books offers a selection of black girl magic notebooks and planners.
Travel Mugs & Drink Ware
- Effie’s Paper (advertisement) offers a black girl magic travel tumbler in black with a gold lid.
- The Trini Gee (advertisement) offers black girl magic travel tumblers with cultural phrases.
- Curly Contessa offers a black girl magic pint glass and coffee mug.
In reviewing these companies and products, I hope you find Black Girl Magic items that works for you.
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If you would liked more information about the Black Girl Magic movement see the following sources.
- “Black Girl Magic.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Girl_Magic
- Jones, Feminista. “For CaShawn Thompson, black girl magic was always the truth.” 8 February, 2019. https://www.beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2019/02/for-cashawn-thompson-black-girl-magic-was-always-the-truth.html