My project attempts to physically demonstrate what Black Girl Magic looks like on Emory’s campus. I demonstrate this through headshots and several group photos of 8 black young women. I define Black Girl Magic as an encompassing of all things that make black girls beautiful including their melanin, skin, hair, etc, but not limited to their physical attributes. Black Girl Magic is the ability of black women to rise above and beyond in a world that that seeks to keep them down. In the context of my project and in the words of a friend, Black Girl Magic is the ability to just look at the camera and instantly slay without having to do or say anything. See the full photo gallery here. (All head shots by Bobbye Hampton; All group shots by Aiyanna Sanders).
Aiyanna Sanders is a sophomore at Emory University majoring in Political Science and African American Studies.