Tuesday, 3 May 2016

To show more encouragement to young black women, Essence Magazine have started a new docuseries called "Black Girl Magic" which is being directed by Laurie Thomas, a film maker from New York.

This series is following the lives of young black women in America, who I would call young leaders and want to change to world with their talents & beliefs.

"ESSENCE celebrates the young women shaping our future and pays tribute to the #BlackGirlMagic movement through visual storytelling..."

Episode 1:  "Meet Artist and Activist Sage Adams"
For this episode, Essence shines a light on the 18 year old  Sage Adams, who is an artist and activist from Brooklyn.  

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She is also part of the collective Artho Collective. This collective is known as 
" A group of young creatives making a digital platform for underreprested artists to show their work.". This is is something that I celebrate and support because there are so many neglacted, talented, young, black artists out there and this collective not only celebrates it, it embraces and make you feel part of a community.

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Episode 2 :  Ammarah Haynes

This next episode introduces us to this young girl, Ammarah Haynes, who happens to be a young muslim teen living in America trying to change peoples perspective and stereotypes about muslims and Islam.

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As a muslim myself, I feel so strongly about this and I want people to have a different perspective on muslims. Not all muslims are bad. It's only a small number of people over the years, who have given all muslims a stereotypical image, that we are all terrorists, which we are not. In Islam, it is writen that

"...whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. " - Qur'an 5:32

Make sure you watch the rest of the docuseries on Essence Magazine Online.

Posted By Urbanista ( Azza Gasim)
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