In case you haven’t noticed, #BlackOutDay is trending on Twitter. You’re probably wondering what the hell that even means. Okay, so here’s the quick and dirty of how this all started: #BlackOutDay is a social media event in which black people are encouraged to post selfies, GIFs, videos, etc. It was proposed several days ago by a Tumblr user named T’von who was tired of seeing euro-centric beauty standards and felt that black excellence needs to be celebrated beyond Black History Month. And boom, today, March 6, this little idea that was circling Tumblr became the most popular hashtag in the United States.
Dressed up as Nazinga Warrior Princess of Matamnba for World Book Day. Carried on my tradition of dressing up as a powerful woman. Last year I was Cleopatra, Egypt’s greatest female ruler and year before I came as Rosie the Riveter my favourite female figure in history.