Harper Perennial

9780062890597

STARRED REVIEW

This Is Major

Shayla Lawson’s This Is Major is a necessary study of self-enlightenment and the unique power of Black girls: We contain multitudes.

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Review of ‘This Is Major’

In 2013, the phrase “Black girls are magic” was introduced to subvert the dehumanizing narrative attached to Black girls and women. The phrase, originally credited to feminist writer Cashawn Thompson, became the viral hashtag #BlackGirlMagic. Embraced by celebrities and public figures, such as Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and singer-songwriter and actress Janelle Monáe,…

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