Alexandra Elle was facing every parent's worst nightmare: Her 8-year-old daughter, Charleigh, was being bullied. But it wasn't your typical schoolyard power struggle. Charleigh was being bullied for being black.
So when it came to her daughter's bullying, she decided to share some of the wisdom she's learned.
"I wanted to make sure she knew that no matter what, who she is cannot be broken by hurtful speech, even when it feels like the opposite," Elle told BuzzFeed News.
Elle covered Charleigh's mirror with Post-it reminders of her daughter's beauty, and captured the moment when Charleigh saw them and read them aloud. The notes included messages like, "I am beautiful and black," and "I am smart, I am funny."
Elle said that her goal is to have her daughter read the notes every morning. "It won't solve every problem, but it will help with some," she said.
That, in a nutshell, is #blackgirlmagic.