Our Mission

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority voices and characters in speculative fiction, especially Black women’s voices. Black Girl Magic Lit Mag believes that by showcasing stories featuring Black female voices and characters we can create a reflection of ourselves in the literature that we love, in a world where our images are constantly controlled, shaped, and distorted by those outside of our experiences .

We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) QUILTBAG, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. Our mission is to increase visibility for diverse authors, specifically women of color, and empower a wide variety of readers in the process.


Kenesha Williams Founder/Editor-in-Chief

Kenesha Williams is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Black Girl Magic Lit Mag. She took to heart the advice ,

"If you don't see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself"

and created a Speculative Fiction Literary Magazine featuring characters she wanted to see. Kenesha received her B.A. in English Language & Literature, with a Concentration in African Diaspora Literature. She is a multi-genre author and screenwriter. You can find her at her eponymous website and on Twitter @Kenesha_W & @BlkGirlMagicMag




Tiara Janté Co-Editor

Tiara Janté is a Co-Editor for Black Girl Magic Lit Mag. She is also a freelance writer who writes for Black ( ) and Women's Lifestyle Magazine, xoNecole. You can find her on her blog and on Twitter at @TiaraJante


Kortney Hinton Co-Editor

Kortney Hinton is a Co-Editor for Black Girl Magic Lit Mag. She is also a multi-passionate entrepreneur who loves diving into photography, writing, and business. She is the owner/founder of Verve House Collective (VHC), a space for creatives, entrepreneurs, and those who want to live life with intention. VHC also provides copy writing services for creatives. You can find her on Twitter @iamkhinton


Black Girls Are Magic the movement

#BlackGirlsAreMagic the movement was sparked, promoted, and poularized by blogger/social media mave CaShawn Thompson.

I started #BlackGirlsAreMagic to honor the Black women in my family and all around me that I saw doing incredible things, so much so that they appeared to be magical to me. The hashtag has been one of love and community-building for Black women online. I’m proud of how it has spread and been received, but it is also representative of my innovation and my work.
— CaShawn Thompson

To purchase a "Black Girls are Magic" shirt from CaShawn Thompson, please visit her online store.