Episode Replay: Kimberly McIntosh

Episode Replay: Kimberly McIntosh

Unpacking 'Black Girl No Magic'
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Christabel Nsiah-Buadi

Black Girl Magic. I love that term. We are magical and excellent, but I believe we’re just as loveable when we’re not so magical - you know, like when we’re regular - or when we fail. Seeing it in specific contexts, like work, brings to mind - for me at least - this idea of needing to be twice as good to get half as much;  something that still rings true for so many of us, sadly. Our conversation might focus on Black girls, but given the pressure so many people feel to curate their best lives in public, I know it will resonate with everyone.

Enjoy the conversation.

Kimberly McIntosh - S3 E14

🔍 Exploring the Meaning of Black Girl Magic 🔍

Kimberly McIntosh is a writer whose work explores the relationship between socioeconomics and womanhood. Her acclaimed book, "Black Girl, No Magic," takes readers on a thought-provoking journey that challenges norms and celebrates resilience.

Black Girl, No Magic by Kimberly McIntosh

In our episode replay, we delve into Kimberly's analysis of the term "Black Girl Magic." While this phrase celebrates the strength and resilience of Black women—a sentiment we wholeheartedly resonate with—Kimberly prompts us to ponder a crucial question: Do Black women have the space to be vulnerable, make mistakes, and still be valued without the pressure of perfection?

As we reflect on Kimberly's journey since this discussion first aired, it's become evident that her impact reaches far and wide. She inspires and empowers others to question, learn, and advocate for a more just and equitable world through her thought leadership.

Join us as we revisit this engaging conversation with Kimberly McIntosh as she and Christabel take a deep-dive into her thought-provoking insights. Keep your curiosity alive, and stay tuned for more engaging discussions with AudioDiaspora!

Recent Articles by Kimberly McIntosh

  • "Black Private School Student Is Not an Individual" - iNews

  • "Private School Parents Are Deluded" - iNews

  • "The Joyful Online Communities Black Women Have Created" - Glamour Magazine

  • "Black Girl, No Magic" - Book Extract on Glamour Magazine

  • An All-White Friendship Group Isn’t the Problem Itself – It’s the Telling" -iNews


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