11-year-old Marley Dias has come up with another journal on Black girls; the Black magazine was created in collaboration with ELLE.
The young Black girl behind #1000BlackGirlBooks has released yet another exciting magazine which she calls “Black girl.” The inception of Marley Dias’ new book came as a result of her project with Elle.com.
Dias wrote about some Black personalities in her new magazine. She wrote about Misty Copeland and Ava DuVernay. She explained the main idea behind the new magazine; she said, “This issue is about women and girls who have left their imprint on the world. Some of them have charted new courses. Some have expanded the way we see the world and what we think is possible. And all the women (and man! Hi, Larry Wilmore!) in Marley Mag are people who have inspired me.”
From #1000BlackGirlBooks To Elle Editor Marley Dias Is An 11 Year Old Power House: photo credit: ELLE/ Tyler … https://t.co/GhfZHImsxx
— Jasmine Watts (@JasmineWatts07) September 23, 2016
The young talented Black girl took lovers of her works through things they should expect in her new journal in a letter she wrote to publicize it. In the letter, she said, “A year ago, I wanted to collect #1000BlackGirlBooks, but I see now that there is so much more to do and so much more to this journey. I want to use what I’ve learned to elevate the voices of all those who have been ignored and left out. This experience at ELLE has given me a preview into my future and shown me what is possible. So even though I am still very nervous, I hope you will enjoy what this amazing team of women and I have put together.”
A change agent @iammarleydias is an inspiring role model & now EIC at just 11 👍🏼👏🏼@ElleMagazine ❤️thisxPG https://t.co/q403w0hgxL
— Prabal Gurung (@prabalgurung) September 23, 2016
I love that @ELLEmagazine made a zine with little Marley Dias for pre-teen girls! https://t.co/GfHz8tJYdz
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) September 23, 2016
In the concluding part of her letter, she touched on the challenges people her age are faced with as they try to be change makers in the society. “My generation feels the pressure to make things better, but we need more spaces to speak our minds and to make a difference.”
Dias ended her letter by saying, “I hope that, no matter how old you are, you enjoy this issue and that it inspires you to think. Most importantly, I hope it inspires you to act. The women and girls in this issue show us how.”
A few highlights from #MarleyMag launch party. Thank you @ELLEmagazine and @WarbyParker . #1000BlackGirlBooks pic.twitter.com/YgOM18HEwv
— Marley Emerson Dias (@iammarleydias) September 23, 2016
We are indeed proud of this Black genius! Though at a tender age, she has succeeded in launching her second work. We need to support each other since that’s the way we are going to grow stronger together.