• MJ Fievre

100+ Reasons to Love Being a Badass Black Girl

Dear Badass Black Girl,

I'll share with you 100+ reasons why I love being a Black girl.


What are yours?

Black is beautiful | the strength of generations | our brilliance |our strength and vulnerability | our sassiness and rhythm | our strength and resilience | Black girl grit and sisterhood | our courage, wisdom, and love | cocoa skin | natural curls | we’re a tribe | our depth, breadth, beauty, and brightness | we triumph over adversity | our rich perspectives | our natural strength and poise| our aptitude for activism | our unparalleled elegance | shoulders squared and heads up high, even in the face of oppression | no matter what, we survive and thrive | our power and knowledge| we’re proud, strong people | our deep-rooted culture | our collective sense of humor | Black is movement | our sense of community | our unparalleled joy |our innate sensibility | we’re so lit all the time | we’re beautiful and determined | the strength and power in our DNA | our unbreakable spirit | we defy expectations | we lift each other up | we’re sound and versatile | we’re beautifully and colorfully complex | we’re powerful, multifaceted | our collective perseverance and strength | the language of our rhythm and music is universal | our brilliance | we innovate and overcome | we break through boundaries | our strength, courage, and determination | we’re trendsetters and taste-makers | Black is IT | we’re a multitude, not a monolith | we’re expansive in our thoughts, interests, creativity, and actions | that there is no one way to live out my Blackness | Black Girl Magic | we’re fabulous | we are creators | our skin glows bright | we wear color, patterns, and texture with style | we rock hairstyles like crowns | our history of triumph, perseverance, and dignity | we are true warriors | our strength | we create some awesome, rad sh*t | we are demanding | we believe in our own dignity | the tenacity and creativity of Black women | our dance moves | our resilience | we’re so talented, passionate, gifted, magical, and beautiful | we embody a myriad of colors, cultures, wisdom, struggles, experiences, and joy by just existing, and we do so with pride | we’re “powerful beyond measure,” as the Maya Angelou quote goes | we transcend anything this world throws at us | Black is UNITED | we celebrate our beauty together | we have skin that glistens and caramelizes in the sun |we change narratives and build nations | strong and beautiful | we keep an eye out for one another | the gift of being loud (because quiet doesn’t always get the job done) | we’re creators and originators | melanin is a gift from God |we’re the mothers of humanity and the heroes of the American nation | our hair is a crown that stands tall | Black is MY choice | we share stories of survival | we are beautiful | we are free | we are the backbone and muscle of the church | our hair | Black is rebellion | no one can have your back like another Black woman | Black women are gorgeous (incomparably) | my natural hair is an exquisite crown | our skin tones are exquisitely beautiful in EVERY shade! | we are exquisite from the inside out | my extra bit of sassiness | our rhythm | locs and natural hair


Did you actually count the reasons? LOL, I didn't.


Kenbe,


MJ


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Excerpt from Badass Black Girl: Quotes, Questions, and Affirmations for Teens



Publishers Weekly Select Title for Young Readers ─ A Daily Dose of Inspiration for Badass Black Girls


Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes in this journal designed for teenage girls. By reflecting on these topics, readers confront the issues that can hold them back from living their lives.


Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, self-motivation, and positive self-awareness. This journal celebrates girl power and honors the strength and spirit of black girls.


Change the way you view the world. This journal provides words of encouragement that seek not just to inspire, but to ignite discussion and debate about the world. Girls, especially, are growing up in a world that tries to tell them how to look and act. MJ Fievre encourages readers to fight the flow and determine for themselves who they want to be.


Reading Badass Black Girl: Quotes, Questions, and Affirmations for Teens will help you:

  • Build and boost your self-esteem with powerful affirmations.

  • Learn more about yourself through intensive and insightful journaling.

  • Resist the mold that outside opinions have put into place, and become comfortable and confident in embracing your authentic self.

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