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18 Women Share Their Black Girl Magic At Afropunk

Here's how some women defined their superpower at Brooklyn's annual Afropunk festival.

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1. "My Intelligence."

Xavior Carroll, 24, Queens
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Xavior Carroll, 24, Queens

2. "Having the strength to love in the midst of all the chaos."

Desiree Bailey, 26, Harlem
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Desiree Bailey, 26, Harlem

3. "My <3 for math and science."

Katina Thompson, 23, Kingsland, Georgia
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Katina Thompson, 23, Kingsland, Georgia

4. "I can wear my hair in 1,000 different styles!"

Dolapo, 27, Chicago
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Dolapo, 27, Chicago

5. "No one can guess my age."

Nicole Roach, 30, Norfolk, Virginia
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Nicole Roach, 30, Norfolk, Virginia

6. "No matter if my hair is gray, blue, curly, straight, natural, or I want to dress as outlandish as possible, my black is always beautiful and accepted with my people."

Chioma Nwuzi, 21, San Jose, California
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Chioma Nwuzi, 21, San Jose, California

7. "Nobody can guess my nationality."

Trenae Garibaldi, 29, New Orleans
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Trenae Garibaldi, 29, New Orleans

8. "My resilience."

J Lyn Thomas, 31, Brooklyn
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J Lyn Thomas, 31, Brooklyn

9. "Being weird and nerdy af."

Jaymye, 24, Brooklyn
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Jaymye, 24, Brooklyn

10. "My magic is my freedom."

Taryn Finley, 23, Dayton, Ohio
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Taryn Finley, 23, Dayton, Ohio

11. "Dance battle queen."

Alexandria Appah, 33, San Francisco
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Alexandria Appah, 33, San Francisco

12. "My side-eye."

Khadijat Oseni, 30, Brooklyn
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Khadijat Oseni, 30, Brooklyn

13. "Attitude."

Whitney K, 27, Memphis
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Whitney K, 27, Memphis

14. "One drop of me makes you me = Power of creation."

Monteka Maddox, 31, Brooklyn
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Monteka Maddox, 31, Brooklyn

15. "It's all about the love!"

Jalena O&#x27;Leary, 20, Philadelphia
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Jalena O'Leary, 20, Philadelphia

16. "Teacher surrounded by the magic of my black girl squad."

Nedra Manning, 25, Bronx
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Nedra Manning, 25, Bronx

17. "Our power!"

Ife Okoh, 28, Brooklyn
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Ife Okoh, 28, Brooklyn

18. "Being given lemons and making chocolate chip cookies and leaving them wondering how I did it."

Autumn Gilliam, 25, Maryland
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Autumn Gilliam, 25, Maryland

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