A letter from the editor: July
IN EVERY SEASON, BE OPEN TO CHANGE: BG AmpliFly'd
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou
We founded Black Girl Fly Magazine, home of our digital platform + community in November 2014 with the intention of creating an online destination that offered alternative representations to mainstream depictions of Black women. We wanted this space to hold our narratives, and to be a testament of our lived experiences. Since its inception, BGF Mag has been a FUBU project, a digital space for us and by us, centering and amplifying the voices of Black women and girls.
Our rebrand season has been long and filled with challenges and opportunities for growth. It has taken almost a year to complete the entire rebrand and I am certain there will be more growth and evolution. Being open to change and evolution no matter the season is the biggest lesson I've learned in this process. Life's fullness is realized with growth and change. A beautification process like this is incomplete without challenge and change. We are excited for the journey forward, to continue to serve our audience and provide a space for creators and storytellers.
We are here to amplify the voices of Black women through stories, content, experiences, and community. Share your stories with us + let’s get it #BGAmpliFlyd: firstname.lastname@example.org