Hey Y’all Hey!

If you wake up everyday thinking “Fuck, a Black woman doesn’t run the world yet”- listen, I’m right there with you. Been there, thought that, should create a t-shirt. I’m sure you’re here because you agree with the fact that Black women be knowing or you’re curious to know what it is that Black women actually be knowing. More importantly, HOW we be knowing what we be knowing. And yes, I speak Ebonics so I know how to drop my g’s but honestly, Black women know so damn much, I had to keep that shit, hence knowing not knowin’.

One thing that is undeniable is that Black women snatched everyone’s lace fronts in the Year of Our Lord 2018 with our overwhelming representation in politics, entertainment and literature. Honestly, we’ve been knowing since the beginning of time. Of course I have to mention that our forever first lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama debuted her writing skills in Becoming which I must say is so damn inspiring.

With that inspiration, came this idea that turned into a blog. This is a space to acknowledge, celebrate and honor the magical ways of Black women. As Black women, we love, we nurture, we read, we cry, we cuss, we come together in unity and we twerk, duh! In this space, we are here to bow down to the contemporary women doing big things but also honor our Black foremothers who made our victories that much more possible.

We talking ‘bout Michelle Obama, Oprah, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Issa Rae, Luvvie Ajayi, Yara Shahidi, Amanda Seales, Beyonce, Rihanna, Auntie Maxine Waters and all of the other women that make you throw your wig from all that dopeness. We’re definitely not talking about Omarosa, Stacey Dash and sorry Rachel Dolezal, you don’t count either despite the fact that your braiding game is tight AF.

But we not just out here honoring famous Black women. Oh no, I’d get an ass whooping if I neglect to mention our everyday, fabulous mommas, aunties, grandmamas, sistas, girlfriends and any Black woman who be out here knowing things.

And if that ain’t dope enough, you’ll be hearing about the dope books Black women be reading and writing, events and places that Black women be going to and the everyday thoughts that Black women be thinking so you’re in the know.

And if you don’t know, now you be knowing.

Signed,

A Black Woman Who Be Knowing

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  1. You are one dope sis! You give me life every time I read your work. I am so glad to know you- the world needs your voice. I am sharing widely!!!

  2. This is amazing!! Something that will forever be loved and appreciated is the Celebration of Black Women and I’m here for it! I can’t wait to see more😊😊

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  4. Dopeness from one of the dopest Black women I know 🤗Thank you Khalya for creating the space! Looking forward to learning and contributing 🤗

  5. Congrats, Khalya! So glad you finally have your own space to encourage dialogue with your seriously unique blend of wisdom and wit. Thank you for pushing all of our thinking and building a space to champion the importance of genuine conversations with your writing.

  6. Excellent start to the New Year and kudos to giving your voice the platform and medium it needs to shine. I love the look of the site, but the content is the real gift. I look forward to reading more! Congratulations!

  7. I’m so excited about this space that will highlight what we already know to be true about black women, and to learn about what I’ve been sleeping on! Also, I’m here for the twerking. Love you!

  8. I am so excited to continue reading your writing! Congrats. I’m excited to see what you do with your own platform!

  9. Yes, Black Women be knowing, and unfortunately, “people” are scared of. Looking forward to seeing more of your blogs. Keep up the good work.

  10. I’m checking it out now and I know your site is going to be much needed sustenance this year. Thank you for delving deep and coming up with such insight.

  11. I can personally attest to the fact that black women be knowing—especially you, Khalya! So glad you kept the “g”, but you might need to add a few more…like Black women be knowinggg! I look forward to reading more entries and you expanding my knowledge, all while keeping me thoroughly entertained. Thank you! <3

  12. Yes honey we ALL be knowing. And I’m glad you didn’t leave us out. Looking forward to reading your blog.

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