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Let’s talk about Black Beauty… ⠀ beauty. beau·​ty \ ˈbyü-tē 1 : the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or…

Let’s talk about Black Beauty…

beauty.
beau·​ty \ ˈbyü-tē
1 : the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.

💡 I often struggle with the concept of beauty presented in the world and it’s many implications that I alone am not good enough, was somehow flawed in creation, and by means of a potion, salve, or tool can be made presentable. I naturally want to reject it all.

For this I cleave to books that glorify the beauty in the many shades and cultures of the Black diaspora. With my joy of art and aesthetics words on a page are not enough. Which is why I love graphic novels and comics.

I discovered the 📚 Encyclopedia of Black Comics edited by Sheena Howard 📚 many thanks to @fulcrumpublishing 😊 This book has since become my canon and companion when shopping and scowering the library’s online catalog. I vow to read every work presented within!

Thus far I have read:

📚 (H)afrocentric
by Juliana Jewels Smith

📚 Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill

📚 Bessie Stringfield: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 2 by Joel Christian Gill

I still have much to read, but each book has allowed me to explore lives and worlds both fictional and nonfictional of Blackness in its many manifestations. I am slowly leaning into a new concept of the upmost beauty far removed from consumerism- and that is acceptance. All Black is beautiful! Say it LOUD, ___________!


✨ It’s Day 28 Black Beauty
 on the #BlackResilienceBookstaTour hosted by @prettylittlebookshelf ! Follow the hashtag! Also, be sure to checkout the other stops (highlighted in my stories).


💋 xoxo,
Kat

P.S. Now it’s time for my obligatory hashtag rant! 🙌🏾 Let’s all try to read more #Blackliterature because #Blackbooksmatter & #Blackstorieshavepower ✊🏾 Shoutout to #Blackbookstagram 🤜🏾🤛🏾 *Fist Bump* You already know #Representationmatters This review is #Ownvoices Whoop! Whoop! 🤗 Like, Comment, Share to #AmplifyBlackvoices & #AmplifyMelanatedVoices  👍🏾 Sincerely, #BlackGirlReading 📚

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