I admire many people in the black community. I respect the work and triumphs of my elders but my spirit roots for my generation. It’s our time and while people think we are lazy, ratchet fools, there are many of us who defy the stereotype. Right now, I’m focusing on four black women who are speak their minds confidently and unapologetically.
- The original title of this post was supposed to be “Black Girls Are Popping” based on this video right here. That’s how much Sensei Aishitemasu‘s videos has impacted me. And the crazy thing is that I just found her youtube channel last week! She provide thought provoking insights on the black experience that many may hesitate to say. This video resonated with me due to the constant bashing of Black women. What we wear, how we act, what we think about is constantly being criticized. Aishitemasu reminds us that the reason that they are on us so bad is because we are amazing.
- XoDVF is another amazing black woman who tells it like it is. I found her youtube channel this past summer and it gave me the utmost life. DVF delves into the real history, metaphysics, and current issues of black people. In this video, she talks about internet bullying and the natural hair community. After that summer, I met her at a Nubian Hueman event in DC. We also worked together on a photo shoot at her boutique, Nomad Yard Collectiv. Now, it’s so good to call this amazing woman my friend. See how the universe works!
- Kat Blaque is another amazing black woman I recently found on Youtube. She provides great information on feminism, the hypersexualization of black women, and the transwoman experience. This video is one of my favorites as she talks about the true origin of the inspiration behind Kim Kardashian’s Break the Internet photo spread in Paper Magazine.
Kim Katrin Milan
- Kim Katrin Milan has been on my radar for quite sometime. The human rights activist has traveled the globe teaching, creating, and building for the rights of all. Her Facebook alone has taught me so much about the political and social injustices in this world, current issues, and privileges. In this video, she discusses street harassment in NYC .
What do you think about these ladies? Who do you resonate with? Who would you put on this list?