Anime Is for Black Girls Too

The ‘Adorned by Chi’ manga celebrates the magic in all of us

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
ZORA
Published in
6 min readDec 10, 2020

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Adaeze from “Adorned by Chi.” Illustrations by Jacque Aye.

When manga genius Jacque Aye was growing up in a small Kansas town, she hid her love of anime and other “nerdy” interests because she worried they wouldn’t be accepted by her friends. But after years of suppressing who she was while also navigating microaggressions, she realized the truths that fueled her…

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Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
ZORA
Writer for

Writer and Wanderer. Award-winning journalist and author published in USA Today, AAA Traveler, Orbitz, London Telegraph, Brides, Ebony, Thrillist, The Takeout