• MJ Fievre

The BABG Playlist

Listen to the Badass Black Girl Playlist all summer long to feel beautiful, empowered, and confident in your badass skin!


  • “Independent Woman,” by Destiny’s Child

  • “Melanin,” by Secrett

  • “I Am Light,” by India.Arie

  • “Don’t Touch My Hair,” by Solange

  • “R. E. S. P. E. C. T.,” by Aretha Franklin

  • “You Gotta Be,” by Des’ree

  • “Girl on Fire,” by Alicia Keys

  • “Put Your Records On,” by Corinne Bailey Rae

  • “Run the World [Girls],” by Beyoncé

  • “Control,” by Janet Jackson

  • “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor

  • “Bossy,” by Kelis

  • “Overcomer,” by Mandisa

  • “Shackles (Praise You),” by Mary Mary

  • “Wonder Woman,” by Lion Babe

  • “Dance or Die,” by Janelle Monáe

  • “Ooh Child,” by The Five Stairsteps

  • “Black Truck,” by Mereba

  • “Kolobi,” by Tiwa Savage

  • “Black Woman,” by Danielle Brooks

  • “Young, Gifted and Black,” by Aretha Franklin

  • “Encourage Yourself,” by Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers

  • “Grown Woman,” by Beyoncé

  • “Pieces of Me,” by Ledisi

  • “Blk Girl Soldier,” by Jamila Woods

  • “Due West,” by Kelsey Lu

  • “Way Back,” by Amber Mark

  • “Black Girl Magik,” by Sampa the Great feat. Nicole Gumbe

  • “I Owe You Nothing,” by Seinabo Sey

  • “I am not my hair,” by India.Arie feat. Akon

  • “New Agenda,” by Janet Jackson

  • “Freedom,” by Beyoncé

  • “Ladies First,” by Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love

  • “Feeling Good,” by Nina Simone

  • “Q. U. E. E. N.,” by Janelle Monáe

  • “Unpretty,” by TLC

  • “Black Girl Pain,” by Talib Kweli

  • “I’m Coming Out,” by Diana Ross

  • “Womanifesto,” by Jill Scott

  • “Hero,” by Mariah Carey

  • “Good Woman Down,” by Mary J. Blige

  • “Superwoman,” by Alicia Keys

  • “Kelly,” by Kelly Rowland

  • “Video [Because I’m a Queen],” by India.Arie

  • “River,” by Ibeyi

  • “Masterpiece,” by Jasmine Sullivan

  • “Pretty Girl Rock,” by Keri Hilson

  • “Bag Lady,” by Erykah Badu

  • “Do My Thing,” by Estelle

  • “Proud,” by Heather Small

  • “Closer,” by Goapele

  • “A Beautiful Day,” by India.Arie

  • “Higher Than This,” by Ledisi

  • “No Regrets,” by Elisabeth Withers

  • “Strength, Courage and Wisdom,” by India.Arie

  • “Black Gold,” by Esperanza Spalding (feat. Algebra Blessett)

  • “Star People,” by Fertile Ground

  • “Brown Skin Girls,” by Beyoncé


Are any of your faves listed here?


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A creator of safe spaces, and an initiator of difficult conversations, M.J. Fievre, B.S. Ed, spent much time building up her Black students, helping them feel comfortable in their skin, and affirming their identities. Her close relationships with parents and students led her to look more closely at how we can balance protecting our child’s innocence with preparing them for the realities of Black life. When―and how―do you approach racism with your children? How do you protect their physical and mental health while also preparing them for a country full of systemic racism? She began to research the issue and speak to school counselors and psychologists to find (and apply!) strategies parents and teachers can use with their children to broach uncomfortable but necessary topics.

M.J. is the author of Badass Black Girl, a daily dose of affirmations for Black Girls


“You'll come away from Badass Black Girl feeling as if you've known the author your entire life, and it's a rare feat for any writer.” ―“Mike, the Poet,” author of Dear Woman and The Boyfriend Book


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Affirmations for strong, fearless Black girls. Wisdom from Badass Black female trailblazers who accomplished remarkable things in literature, entertainment, education, STEM, business, military and government services, politics and law, activism, sports, spirituality, and more.


Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this journal designed for teenage Black girls, MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes. By reflecting on these topics, you will confront the issues that can hold you back from living your best life and discovering your Black girl bliss.


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 you nurture creativity, positive self-awareness and Black girl bliss. This journal honors the strength and spirit of Black girls.


Change the way you view the world. This journal provides words of encouragement that seek to inspire and ignite discussion. You are growing up in a world that tries to tell you how to look and act. MJ Fievre encourages you to fight the flow and determine for yourself who you want to be.


Badass Black Girl helps you to:

  • Build and boost your self-esteem with powerful affirmations

  • Learn more about yourself through insightful journaling

  • Become comfortable and confident in your authentic self