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    tran-scending time transcending time

    — vol. ii



    As healers, we acknowledge that the present state in which we live is only limited by this particular moment.

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    Video · March 16, 2019

    BGM



    After an uncomfortable encounter, a young girl seeks refuge in the girl’s bathroom and is transported to an underworld of Black Girl Magic.

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    Temi Oni

    Temi Oni is a Nigerian-American artist, writer, and multimedia creative ready to take the music, fashion, and beauty industry in a new direction, but not the way you think.

    Raised in a household filled with a myriad of sounds from Fela Kuti to Celine Dion, Temi grew interested in the art of songwriting, aiming for the versatility and confidence she heard in artists such as Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill and more. After many years behind the scenes, honing her craft as an artist and writer, Temi debuted her first single in 2018, “Pull Up On You,” a summer-vibe featuring Philly's latest star, Tierra Whack. Recently, she released "BGM," an up-beat anthem celebrating black women and their versatility, in anticipation of her upcoming EP, due this Spring.



    This story is part of Transcending Time, a theme that the Black Girl Magik collective explored and invited the community to investigate with us through a practice of communal healing and coalition building.

    Transcending Time

    “Transcending Time” is a voyage into a future where Black identity is unfettered by a predetermined architecture. It is a visualization exercise exploring the texture, pattern, sound and rhythm of Black possibility. Who do we become when healing from trauma is decentralized? We are creating a ceremony of self-authorization. We are giving ourselves permission to reimagine what was, what is and what can be.

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    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. i — Celestial Hues

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. ii — Phoenix Rising

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

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    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

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    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home