{Watch, Read, & Listen} Juju, Wicked As You Wish, & New Me

Mar 9, 2020

♥ watch, read & listen is a weekly feature where I share and recommend
my current movie, book, music and podcast obsessions every monday. ♥

Watch: Juju: The Web Series (2019) 

Described as “Charmed meets Insecure,” Juju tells the tale of three friends’ magical awakening in New York City on the youngest’s 27th birthday. As they struggle to harness their newfound powers and break a generational curse extending all the way back to Salem, their biggest adversary yet looms on the horizon: every day adulting. [Summary from Black Nerd Problems]

Created by Jhe "Moon" Ferguson. Starring Janel Koloski, Dierdra McDowell, Daniella Borgella

Pitched as Charmed meets Insecure, Juju: The Web Series is a mini web series that focuses around three best friends wherein they discover they are witches - namely descendants of Yoruba witches, created by a Black woman, Jhe "Moon" Ferguson. Literal black girl magic.

Black witches, no black pain, no slavery, no lynching or white saviors. This is the show that we need and it's done the way it should be. Watch season 1 and then pitch in the kickstarter for a season 2.

Read: Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco

Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country. Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid of magic. Which is why the crown prince and his protectors are stuck in…Arizona. Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family, is in hiding in a town so boring, magic doesn’t even work there. Few know his secret identity, but his friend Tala is one of them. Tala doesn’t mind—she has secrets of her own. Namely, that she’s a spellbreaker, someone who negates magic. Then hope for their abandoned homeland reignites when a famous creature of legend, and Avalon’s most powerful weapon, the Firebird, appears for the first time in decades. Alex and Tala unite with a ragtag group of new friends to journey back to Avalon for a showdown that will change the world as they know it.

Listen: New Me -- Ellee Duke

empty kingdom. Design by Berenica Designs.