I started using the hashtag #ProfessionalBlackGirl as a way to mark what’s ours as Black girls.
You see it. You feel it. You may not have known what to call it or maybe you mistakenly called it something else, like “ghetto” or “hood” or “ratchet.” By naming it “Professional,” I recognize the skill, the talent, the effort, the energy, the beauty, and the power in it – whatever “it” is – and by marking it “Professional,” I recognize that it deserves acknowledgment, if not respect. And so do we.
PROFESSIONAL BLACK GIRL is a multi-platform digital community that celebrates the everyday magic of Black women and girls! By announcing ourselves “Professional Black Girls,” we assert an unapologetic identity in a world that too often tries to tell us how we “ought to” act. We know that “acting” like anything other than ourselves robs us of our freedom, so instead, we choose, embrace, and celebrate who we are.
We are professional code-switchers.
We hold Ph.Ds and listen to trap music.
We twerk and we work.
We are Professional Black Girls.
Covering everyday topics like hairstyles and hair care, personal fashion and style, each episode of PROFESSIONAL BLACK GIRL is like a conversation with a woman you know, whether it is your homegirl, your sister, your auntie, or your mama. Each PBG shares her Black girl cultural experience, sharing personal stories and reflection.
Entertaining yet engaging, the series reminds us that ‘Black Girl Magic’ isn’t just reserved for those with unprecedented achievement, but that it applies to all of us.
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