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Black Magic: Afrofuturism Book Club

Black Magic:
Afrofuturism Book Club

Black Magic is an all womyn's collective & Afrofuturism Book Club, a space to envision, imagine & create other possible futures.

current title: "Ruby" by Cynthia Bond
contact: blackmagicbookclub@gmail.com


TWENTY SEVENTEEN | 2017

TWENTY SIXTEEN | 2016

TWENTY FIFTEEN | 2015

BLACK MAGIC MEMBERS

The Earth Warrior | Founder & Member since 2014 Afrofuturism is a magical, fantastical tomorrow where #blacklivesmatter

The Earth Warrior | Founder & Member since 2014
Afrofuturism is a magical, fantastical tomorrow where #blacklivesmatter

Yisa Fermin | Member since 2014 Yisa Fermin is an art history nerd, filmmaker, flower lover, and burger devourer living in leafy Inwood. Join her at an art event, recommend a film or book by a woman of color, or send her a weirdo gif and she will <3 you mucho. Afrofuturism is a political art movement for and by people of the African Diaspora. It is a collection of cautionary tales, a dissection of our past and present, and a magical, radical dream for our future that makes Yisa's heart go zoom, zoom, zoom. 

Yisa Fermin | Member since 2014

Yisa Fermin is an art history nerd, filmmaker, flower lover, and burger devourer living in leafy Inwood. Join her at an art event, recommend a film or book by a woman of color, or send her a weirdo gif and she will <3 you mucho. Afrofuturism is a political art movement for and by people of the African Diaspora. It is a collection of cautionary tales, a dissection of our past and present, and a magical, radical dream for our future that makes Yisa's heart go zoom, zoom, zoom. 

Ola Akinmowo | Member since 2015 Ola Akinmowo is a Brooklyn born Nigerian artist, yogini, radical mama, empath, and world traveling witch. Creator and Director of the Free Black Women's Library. Ola works freelance in the world of Art Department for both TV and Films , and is a proud member of the United Scenic Artist Union, Local 829. Afrofuturism is provocative intensive Blackness of the highest order, it's ancient African wisdom wrapped in beauty and magic. It's cosmology and love theory, smashing up against passion and nature - giving birth to glory.

Ola Akinmowo | Member since 2015

Ola Akinmowo is a Brooklyn born Nigerian artist, yogini, radical mama, empath, and world traveling witch. Creator and Director of the Free Black Women's Library. Ola works freelance in the world of Art Department for both TV and Films , and is a proud member of the United Scenic Artist Union, Local 829. Afrofuturism is provocative intensive Blackness of the highest order, it's ancient African wisdom wrapped in beauty and magic. It's cosmology and love theory, smashing up against passion and nature - giving birth to glory.

Luna Olavarría Gallegos | Member since 2015 Luna Olavarría Gallegos is a Native New Mexican currently thriving in Brooklyn, New York. She uses multimedia platforms to explore the impacts white-supremacist and patriarchal systems have to humans and the earth. On her free time, Luna blasts Willow Smith, finds rocks to climb, and eats copious amounts of green chile. Afrofuturism, for Luna, is the critical hope we need. 

Luna Olavarría Gallegos | Member since 2015

Luna Olavarría Gallegos is a Native New Mexican currently thriving in Brooklyn, New York. She uses multimedia platforms to explore the impacts white-supremacist and patriarchal systems have to humans and the earth. On her free time, Luna blasts Willow Smith, finds rocks to climb, and eats copious amounts of green chile. Afrofuturism, for Luna, is the critical hope we need. 

Janis Irish | Member since 2015 Janis is a sister, curator, cook, runner, lover, and dreamer from Staten Island, NY. She currently lives in Jamaica, Queens and spends her time all over the five boroughs. She works as a designer and writer for a digital news publication and dabbles in other creative and money-making endeavors in her free time. Afrofuturism is the space where innate human drive meets the pieces of our collective unique cultural histories, creating pathways for those dreams that seem impossible.

Janis Irish | Member since 2015

Janis is a sister, curator, cook, runner, lover, and dreamer from Staten Island, NY. She currently lives in Jamaica, Queens and spends her time all over the five boroughs. She works as a designer and writer for a digital news publication and dabbles in other creative and money-making endeavors in her free time. Afrofuturism is the space where innate human drive meets the pieces of our collective unique cultural histories, creating pathways for those dreams that seem impossible.

Leila Arisa | Member since 2015 Afrofuturism is the dream - whenever it arises - of black liberation from from historical and institutional injustice. Afrofuturism creates a space to heal and to thrive. 

Leila Arisa | Member since 2015

Afrofuturism is the dream - whenever it arises - of black liberation from from historical and institutional injustice. Afrofuturism creates a space to heal and to thrive. 


Tanya Diallo-Welsh | Member since 2017 Afrofuturism is the mashup of all of my favorite things. It is food to the soul and magical realism. It is multifaceted, spiritual and reminds us that we do exist in multiple realms, and that this is a visceral knowledge shared across the diaspora.

Tanya Diallo-Welsh | Member since 2017

Afrofuturism is the mashup of all of my favorite things. It is food to the soul and magical realism. It is multifaceted, spiritual and reminds us that we do exist in multiple realms, and that this is a visceral knowledge shared across the diaspora.