Sunday, August 06, 2006

This Black Girl Thing

If someone had told me that I would leave New York with 10 new friends, I would have laughed in their face. New acquantences, co-workers, contacts, yes, but friends? No. I came here to learn about the magazine industry, network, and increase my chances of securing a full-time writing gig, but I found that when a gaggle of intelligent, driven, professional, forward-thinking young black women are chosen as Summer Interns, other things happen. Weekend excursions turn into weekday fun. Trips to the cafeteria (Angel, try not to get stuck in the automated revolving door...), the annual BE field trip (Christian, stop rolling your eyes...they can see you!), and wack house parties that turn into fun nights (No, Tiffany, we're NOT having fun yet...). It's this Black Girl Thing. The Smart Black Girl Thing. The Artsy Black Girl Thing. The Nice-But-I-Still-Don't-Take-No-Shit Black Girl Thing. It made us bond in ways that we couldn't have predicted. So, to all my Summer '06 buddies, Angel, Nicole, Charreah, Christian, Ashley, Tiffany, Krystle, Winter, Brittany, Shante, Laura, Lauren, Claire, Susan, and Renee, thanks for making my summer in the city so unforgettable.


queen-to-be said...

awwwwww . . . . We love you to Whit! And yes this summer really was the SHIT. I dont think people get how fab it was. Well mostly fab for you. Its not the average person's life to sit around and talk about praadaaaaaaaaa!

Krystle said...

You're so right. This summer was the best and it's so hard to put into words, but you did it beautifully. This blog made my day.