Black Girl Magik
CONJURING TRANSNATIONAL SISTERHOOD
As members of the Black Girl Magik collective Shydeia Caldwell (Nigeria), Sierra King (Ghana), Brittany Spell (Benin), Maureen Nicol (Sierra Leone), Amina Cush (Ethiopia) and Zainab Aliyu (Nigeria) utilize their platform to cultivate conversations about love, self-care, recognition and healing for women of the African diaspora. This collective of artists, organizers, and makers provide a much-needed sense of belonging for women looking to gather and engage with others in need of community support.
This community, founded by Caldwell in May 2015, creates a safe space to discuss the ever-evolving roles of African women in families, in the workplace, in politics, and socially. Work like this is often thankless, but these women continue to show up for Black women and have broadened their reach to include the diverse range of women of color from all backgrounds. This honors both the shared distinctive experiences and collective healing that is necessary for the continued progress and advancement of women across the globe.