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#BeingABlackGirlIsLit, Rio Olympics Edition

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Back in February, Black women all across the globe gave each other a high-five when they proclaimed, “Being a Black Girl is Lit.” From Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance, to every day Black women doing what we do–sisters showed out and celebrated our magic in a real way.

https://twitter.com/Awkward_Duck/status/696709172986060800

Now that the Olympics are captivating the world, one thing has become abundantly clear–Black Girls Are Lit…in Rio!

Don’t believe me? Here are a few receipts:

  • Rafaela Silva won Brazil’s first gold medal
  • Simone Biles dazzled the world and took home the gold in gymnastics
  • Simone Manuel made history, becoming the first Black American to win a gold medal in an individual swim event
  • Ethopian runner Almaz Ayana smashed the world record in the 10,000m
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first American to compete in a hijab
  • Jenny Arthur set a USA record in weightlifting

And there’s still an entire week–and track and field–left.

Earlier today, Twitter user @Awkward_Duck resurrected the hashtag #BeingABlackGirlIsLit once again, and decided to shout out Black female Olympians doing their thing, because let’s face it, they are KILLING IT.

https://twitter.com/Awkward_Duck/status/764106648403124224

Of course, the rest of us joined in on the celebration.