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The power of the “carefree black girl” narrative

I love those moments when you read something written by someone else that you have been thinking about for a long time. When another writer seems to reach into your thoughts and create something amazing. This is one of those posts, written by one kickass black woman that I respect so much. Read it and enjoy 🙂

The roar of women's silence.

“Technology is nothing without the capacity to make people dream. That is where the power of technology resides…It is embraced insofar as people believe in the promise of inheriting it, of improving their own lives, making it better and freeing themselves of structural constraints.  The internet intensifies that capacity to dream and that narrative of liberation” – Achille Mbembe, The Chronic, Chimurenga magazine

Carefree adj. : untroubled, buoyant, radiant, light-hearted, happy.

“What a time to be alive.” (Future & Drake, 2015) Indeed, what a time it is to be alive. I’m writing this as I sit on my single university-accommodation bed in Edinburgh, Scotland. I got a scholarship for my Masters, and my mother practically shoved me onto the plane. I miss her terribly. I don’t know how else to repay her, but to continue my journey as a carefree black girl, unconquerable. (If you’re Zimbabwean, please pronounce that last word the…

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