Episode 15: Black Girl Magic

This week on Underwire, we're celebrating Black History Month and Black Girl Magic.

Black Girl Magic was defined by CaShawn Thompson in 2013 to empower black women. Visit her online shop if you want to support the #BlackGirlsAreMagic movement. 

As Huffington Post’s Julee Wilson brilliantly explains in this video, Black Girl Magic is a term used to illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women. It can be used to celebrate the general awe-inspiring nature of women like Serena Williams or Viola Davis, but it can also be used for everyday moments of magic, like wearing natural hair or killing it at work.

The title for this episode perfectly reflects the unique perspectives of our five black contributors this week: D, Trish, Catriona Smart (Coco & Cowe), Amal and Sedina Fiati (artist and activist). Each woman represents the smart, magical awesomeness of black women in their own different ways.

Listen now to hear the ladies induct Phoebe Robinson of Sooo Many White Guys into the League of Extraordinary Women, while also discussing growing up black and biracial in Canada, beauty norms, Issa Rae's show Insecure, racism, allyship and so much more.