Student Starts Viral Hashtag

Ciera Murden a junior in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in African Studies made waves with one tweet “I’m starting a #BlackGirlMSU thread (use hashtag).” This was followed by another tweet in which Ciera introduced herself and told of her major and minor. The purpose, according to Ciera, was to create a network of belonging, a place were black women would feel comfortable, heard, and understood. After sending out these initial tweets the idea became a movement. This hashtag gained momentum and Ciera’s story became local news. To read more about #BlackGirlMSU and Ciera see the stories below from local media outlets.

 

Links:

https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2019/07/16/michigan-state-university-student-creates-viral-hashtag-movement/

http://freep.mi.newsmemory.com/?publink=072368829

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2019/07/15/blackgirlmsu-creator-wants-start-michigan-state-student-movement/1732879001/

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