It’s not like we needed Amandla Stenberg, the newest preeminent symbol of all that is #blackgirlmagic, to do anything else outstanding this week. But, if the 17-year-old phenomenon is teaching us anything, it’s that she is the epitome of unforeseen wonder.
Stenberg’s most recent undertaking, directing a 3-video #BlackGirlMagic series, is just one more step in her self-assured promenade into, not only our hearts, but also her home in mainstream media.
“You’re pretty for a black girl,” and “You talk white,” of course made the list.
The second video is a collection of hair stories from black women, and the third video, Stenberg’s manifesto on the power and beauty of blackness. In it, she confesses,
Learning to embrace yourself is a constant process.
For some reason, I’m desperately compelled to conclude with, “hashtag, Amandla Stenberg gets it.”
Be sure to watch all 3 videos in the #BlackGirlMagic series on Teen Vogue.