Although we celebrate our blackness every day of the year, Black History Month is a time for us to remove the daily distractions and dive deep into our heritage. It’s a time for us to find out where we came from and use that knowledge to lead us in the direction of where we’re going.
There are so many black icons who have paved a way for us; many of whom are women. We asked you Love & Luxe queens who your favorite black female icons are (mine being our forever first lady, Michelle Obama) and here’s what you had to say. Prepare yourself for an overload of Black Girl Magic!
“She’s the definition of a BOSS: ambitious, vivacious, knows what she wants and deserves, and unapologetically confident.”– Chaderia Moore
“My favorite quote from her is “When someone shows you who they are, believe them, the first time.”– Charnette Johnson
“She is an icon because she embodies greatness and strength. She’s been able to get through everything and come out on top owning multiple businesses and being well respected as an African American business woman.”– Chante
“She is living proof that anything is possible if you work hard enough for what you want.”– Shaquierra Brown, Love & Luxe founder
“She is a representative of how much impact us youth can have. She is such an inspiration to me and reminds me and others that we are never too young to do and accomplish great things early in life.”– Aneesah Parker
“She’s a renown actress whom’s roles have personally touched me. She’s such a role model from her healthy fitness to the multiple roles she has fulfilled in her career. I love that she supports the youth as well through art programs throughout the U.S.”– Jasmine
“She is goals! She is education goals, career goals, and I look up to her as a wife and a mother. She was the perfect woman to be the first black first lady. I believe she helped beat the negative stereotypes that plague black women.”– LaToya Dove
We could go on forever naming the incredible black icons who have created a path for the next generation of black woman: Madame C.J. Walker, Katherine Johnson, Ava DuVernay, and so many more.
What black female icons inspire you to share your magic? Tell us in the comments below!