You may not recognize Cashawn’s face but you almost certainly have heard “Black Girls Are Magic”, a phrase she coined that turned into an absolute powerhouse of a movement. A D.C. native, Cashawn is a fantastic representation of what can happen when you really do believe in the power of the things you say. Her love and passion for her community and for women is really inspiring and quite special.

Also, if you love the shirt I photographed Cashawn in, you can head over and grab one for yourself or the magical black girl in your life.