The concept for ‘Blk Coffy’ budded Spring 2017 as a creative outlet for black women who were too afraid to speak, too weak to dance, and too broken to smile. Inspired by the “my black is beautiful” movement in the 1960’s, which aimed to abolish the notion that black features were ugly. Martinique Pates, founder of Blk Coffy, anticipates sharing her story to restore the vibrance of black women.