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Soft Black Girls and the Reclamation of Black Femininity

Softness in Black girls is both strength and rebellion

Photo: Vladimir Yelizarov/Unsplash

I was not Black enough as a kid.

At least, that’s what I was often told by my classmates and, more subtly, by my family.

As soon as I entered middle school, I became obsessed with shoujo manga and anime — the type of Japanese…

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