Black Girls are from the Future comes directly from my lived experience. Right before New Years Eve of 2009 I was in the middle of a break up and I had just moved to a new city. I told my dad, who was on the other side of the country, that I was lonely. He said that I should go back to Brooklyn, even if I had just returned from there- if I was lonely. I looked at that phone like he had lost his mind. His rationale was that if my friends and chosen family were in Brooklyn, then I should go to Brooklyn, my lonely room in a new city would be waiting for me when I returned. He was right, so I put on my fancy silver leggings, packed a bag and headed to Brooklyn for a New Years Eve party. When I arrived my home girl took one look at me and my shiny silver leggings and said girl, where did you come from the future? The hashtag, #Blackgirlsarefromthefuture was used first in February 2010.
BLACK GIRLS ARE FROM THE FUTURE IS A BRAND, NARRATIVE AND AN OPPOSITIONAL STANDPOINT FOR BLACK GIRLS
Black girls are from the future can be found throughout the internet, on Facebook, Tumblr, Big Cartel, Tote Bags and a short documentary series and Books (soon).
#Blackgirlsarefromthefuture because they were hastagging before corporations knew what a hashtag was.
You can’t sprinkle sugar on shit and call it ice cream because #Blackgirlsarefromthefuture and we see you.
#Blackgirlsarefromthefuture because they understand that they have to create the media, and support those who are creating the media that they want to see.
#Blackgirlsarefromthefuture because we know that a barometer of Black women’s freedom is the ability create, control, sale and disseminate our stories in mainstream and niche new media spaces.
#Blackgirlsarefromtehfuture because Moya and Lex stay using the hashtag with attribution, because politics of citation IS that Black feminist business.
#Blackgirlsarefromthefuture because we make the shit we believe in.