One of the most fascinating things to witness is a magician. For some reason it doesn't seem all that enticing until you actually see it for yourself. Before you know it you are staring in astonishment, and just for a moment, think your eyes might be playing tricks on you. Nevertheless, you can't stop watching, wondering what's getting ready to happen, and if the next trick will be better than the last. The experience will leave you mesmerized and a bit frightened, because let's be honest, most things we don't understand have a way of scaring us just a bit. An inquiring mind makes you want to figure this whole "magic" thing out, but it's more complicated than you think.
As most of us have seen on social media, hashtags are popular, and they either come for just a moment, or stick around for a lifetime to create lasting impressions. Even if you aren't on social media, what's here to stay will eventually find a way to the big screen, television, or simply by word of mouth. CaShawn Thompson started a phrase in 2013 called #BlackGirlsAreMagic. Eventually this phrase would be changed to a shorter and very popular version that is now known as #BlackGirlMagic. And so it began, something that started as a simple but powerful phrase would create a trend that would launch a movement, a catalyst that would connect women of color all over the world, and yet another reason for women to show their greatness. This movement would encourage and strengthen a force from deep within our souls and turn it into the most powerful magic show you have ever seen.
AJ writes & blogs from her home in Indiana. You can also find her work as a contributing writer at www.groovmagazine.com
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