National Black Theatre
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: #BlackGirlMagic: The Complexity of Your Spell performer Nike Kadri (@nikekadri) some time with us and answered a few questions 👇🏾
•••••••••••••••••••••• #BlackGirlMagic: The Complexity of Your Spell is a One Night Event on Friday March 31st at 7:30pm. Tickets ONLY $15 Click the link in Bio for Tickets👆🏾
NBT: What is Black Girl Magic?
NIKE: Black Girl Magic is the inner strength and truth of the woke black female. It is an understanding of our power, our beauty, our intellect, our sensuality, our capacity for love and kindness. It is not being afraid to claim our place in a society that has long treated us like "the mule of the world." It is acknowledging, accepting, and living our right to be Black and Proud. Owning that our skin is like no other and our hair is like no other and we can Mother. Black bodies are some of the oldest bodies on this Earth. Therefore, black women are likely to have created humanity. A Black woman might even be God. And why not? Black is power. •
NBT: Who someone who exemplifies Black Girl Magic?
NIKE: Viola Davis. Queen Viola Davis and Queen bell hooks and Queen Phylicia Rashad. They aren't afraid to claim their space and have this immense understanding of all levels of Blackness and the diversity of Blackness. They have this unspoken power about them. The way they walk and the way they see the world, and in the work they choose to do and write. They are woke. F.U.B.U. you know? Phenomenal. •
NBT: How do you share Black joy?
NIKE: By creating work that can resonate for all human beings but having it focused on the stories of the marginalized and especially on women of color. I realize that lifting up the names, and lives, and stories of Black, Latinx, Trans, Gay, Asian, Native, Arab, Disabled, and Poor people is the most important thing I can do. I feel called to do it. Because we are too often forgotten or tokens, or appropriated and taken, or taken for granted. I choose to put us FIRST. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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