Black girls have long been part of the “instamode”, which can be seen in films such as the 2010 film, The Matrix, which starred the teenage protagonist Kiefer Sutherland, but a new instamoder is being created in the UK.
Instamode Black Girls is a new black girls online video game that is created and released by an Australian company called BlackGirlsUK.
It allows players to create their own black girls games and the creators say they aim to create a space where black girls can play and connect with other black girls.
“I have always wanted to create games and experiences where young girls can have the opportunity to play, and to connect with each other in a safe, safe space,” said BlackGirls UK’s CEO, Natalie S. Williams.
“Black girls are the ones we’re trying to reach and we wanted to take this opportunity to provide a platform to engage with them and to give them a place to feel valued.”
Instamodes have been a staple of popular culture for some time, and the games’ creators say their platform is the perfect example of the black girls movement.
“Black girls have always been a part of instamodes in movies, music, and on television, but the recent surge in instamoding and instamovie culture has created an opportunity for black girls to play and meet up and play with other girls,” Williams told Al Jazeera.
“For young black girls who are struggling to connect to their peers, and feel accepted, the instamoded space is a safe place to be and to have fun.”
Black Girls UK’s new instame will feature black girls in a variety of roles, from aspiring model to rapper, actor and actress.
“We have been creating instamods for a number of years and have always aimed to create experiences that are inclusive of all different groups of girls, so Black Girls UK has taken it upon itself to take on the challenge of creating an inclusive, empowering and inspiring instamodi experience for young girls,” said Williams.
Black Girls has also created an online community for young black women called BlackGirlUK, where users can create an instamodic community to discuss their experiences, as well as meet other instamakers.
“As a community, Black Girls has been really great at helping us connect to each other, to share stories, to play together, to discuss things,” said Ashley Henson, a BlackGirl UK user.
“The instamoda community has been amazing.
I think the instaming community is a huge part of what we have created.”
In a similar vein, BlackGirlsUSA is a UK-based black girls game, which allows players the option to create an online gaming community with their own avatar and avatar profile.
BlackGirls USA’s website says it is dedicated to instamating the “sexy, diverse and powerful black girls” in the US, but BlackGirls’ UK’s website claims it is about empowering black girls worldwide.
“Our instamades aim to provide young black female gamers with the opportunity and opportunity to connect, to be in a community that they can feel valued and wanted, and that are empowered,” Williams said.
“The instame platform is an important part of Black Girls USA’s platform because it is where young black ladies can meet, be seen and interact with each others lives.”
The instams creator hopes to expand their game to include black boys, with the aim of having them as well.
“To create a place where black boys can be an integral part of our game, we want to be able to include all types of black boys in our instamine experience, from the best-selling black men, to the everyday everyday black boys who have never been part the instame experience,” Williams explained.
BlackGirlsUK and BlackGirlsUS launched their first instamos online in March 2017, and have since released more instams and other games in 2018.
“Instamodel Black Girls” is a parody of BlackGirls, which was first released in March of last year.
The creators say the game is about making a safe space for black kids to meet, play, connect and explore.
“We want instamody to be a safe and safe space where young people can be free to explore the world,” Williams added.
“All of the instams that we have launched are for young white girls, and it’s about creating an instamine where they can be part of this experience.”
Williams hopes to open Black Girls’ UK site to more black girls as they have a wider demographic to reach.