While #BlackGirlMagic is definitely a thing, Therese Patricia Okoumou’s brave July 4 immigration protest at the Statue of Liberty forced Black women to remind the world that they are neither superhuman nor here to save them.

The well-meaning post that started the conversation (but was followed by dismissive comments from the original poster):


The tweet restarted a conversation that asserts the humanity and autonomy of Black women who are working to change the world: