Black Twitter, a word started as an inside  joke by the black community to describe Black twitter users, has become a buzzword in the past few years. Black twitter has shown its power over social media by starting many trending hashtags. Many of those very hashtags have dealt with race, sex, gender and sexuality. Black twitter more than any other demographic has used its platform to raise awareness around many issues and current events. The murders of Trayvon Martin, Darrien Hunt and Mike Brown gained mainstream media attention because of the social media attention Black twitter brought to it. Below are some of the most empowering and inspiring Black women on twitter. There are many, many more.

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For Halloween i dressed up as Holly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but as you can tell from the photo i wasn’t so confident about it.

But once the night kicked in i went to a party with my friends and i just shook everything off and got in character. It’s a shame i don’t have a picture of that night but everyone saw the change and was loving it. Sometimes you only need to believe that you can do it ;)

Ceylan Ozalp shows her YPG Comrades how to handle the AK-47 

“Women are the bravest fighters…We’re not scared of anything, We’ll fight to the last. We’d rather blow ourselves up than be captured by IS…When they see a woman with a gun, they’re so afraid they begin to shake. They portray themselves as tough guys to the world. But when they see us with our guns they run away. They see a woman as just a small thing. But one of our women is worth a hundred of their men.”