In today’s “Black Girls Are Magic” news, 7-year-old Natalie McGriff is proving that it doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still dream big and have them come true. Natalie created The Adventures of Moxie Girl, a comic book about a Black girl whose curly hair has magical powers, and her idea paid off at a crowdfunding festival to the tune of $16,000.
Natalie’s comic is about a little girl who hates her hair until a magical shampoo turns it into super Afro puffs. Natalie attended the One Spark crowdfunding festival in Jacksonville, Fla., where attendees pay an entrance fee and then vote on how the money should be dispersed.
Natalie’s mother helped her create the comic after she noticed she was having self-esteem issues.
“I decided to help Natalie write this book because she was having self-esteem issues regarding her hair and she hated to read,” Angie Nixon told the New Pittsburgh Courier. “She now realizes how powerful and awesome her hair is and that in order for her to write a cool book, she needs to read more books and learn different words.”