Being a black woman just about anywhere is hard. But being a black woman in America seems to be the hardest. And if you disagree… well firstly you’d have to forgive my generalization as I’ve only truly experienced being a black woman in these United States. Secondly… FUCK OFF.  Now with that formality out of the way…

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Let’s dive into positivity shall we? Yes being a black woman is hard, but there’s no one else I’d rather be. Being a back woman is also LIT AF! Seriously… there’s no other like us… and you can see that easily enough when our mere existence is crucified and copied in the same breath. And if Beyonce hasn’t taught you that with the release of Lemonade… you need to take another listen.

To continue to celebrate who we are and spread our unstoppable magic even further into the atmosphere we’ve created an Apple Music playlist “Black Girl Magic” that includes ten songs that we feel completely embody the ups, downs, strengths and difficulties we face as a black woman in America. We encourage you to take a listen it’s worth the 40 minutes! Trust! Annd… if you don’t have Apple Music… (you should it get it… its free for the first three months) but we’ve got some spotify and youtube links for you below too! We aim to please and include everyone!

10 Songs That Personify Being A Black Woman In America

1. Redbone- Childish Gambino

2. Don’t Touch My Hair- Solange

3. Formation- Beyonce

4. CRZY- Kehlani

5. Freedom- Beyonce

6. Feeling Myself- Nicki Minaj ft. Beyonce

7. I’m Better- Missy Elliot

8. Bitch Better Have My Money- Rihanna

9. Flawless- Beyonce

10. 20 Something – SZA

**BONUS**: “I Am Not My Hair”- India Arie

What is your fave song on the playlist? What song do you think we should add that totally embodies and personifies what it means to be a black woman in America? Share your thoughts/comments with us below!