These tweets prove Black Panther’s Princess Shuri is the hero Black women have been waiting for
She’s the Disney Princess we want, need, and deserve
by Ari Bines
While I'm still fighting to get tickets to see the biggest Marvel story in the history of superhero movies, the reactions to the film has shown the movie to be an inspiration to Black women everywhere.
Black Panther has brought out the pride in Black culture and women are spewing their "I'm Black and I'm proud" vibes all throughout the Twitterverse:
We're accepting our Black facial features
Im not contouring my nose anymore
— Kenneth Senegal (@HeFlawless) February 16, 2018
Taking pride in our culture
— 👑QUEEN ME👑✊ (@melanatedgirl) February 16, 2018
A rare picture of #wakanda Princess named #Msia (cat) dearly loved by @Lupita_Nyongo
Location: South Africa
Said to be vicious, tenacious, some call her a super being.#BlackPanther #BlackPantherDay #drippinginwakanda pic.twitter.com/IsrhrEpV3y
— IG: NTLANTLA_SHETE (@miss_ntlantla) February 16, 2018
And we've officially dubbed Princess Shuri of Wakanda the new Disney Princess we can actually relate to
Black Panther was amazing and since Disney owns Marvel that makes Shuri a Disney princess. I’m overjoyed.
— KuntaKinTinaTurner (@rashawnscott) February 16, 2018
Princess Shuri of Wakanda is the greatest Disney Princess ever. Don't debate me. #BlackPanther
— Sweetie Pie Pen 😜 (@sweetiepiepen) February 16, 2018
— merline (@merlinereads) February 16, 2018
She's the only Princess we actually relate to
— ✨🌺Dom Rosé Toast🌺✨ (@BeingDomo21) February 16, 2018
hi I would like to announce that Shuri, Princess of Wakanda, Queen of my Heart is the most important part of Black Panther thank u and have a nice day
— inday of ur buhay (@mambubugaw) February 16, 2018
— Carly 😾 (@carlyjennifer) February 16, 2018
The only thing I'll say is Shuri is the Disney Princess we deserved #BlackPanther
— Katie H (@rebelspykatie) February 16, 2018
— Kimmy Anderson (@kimmyandersonnn) February 16, 2018
Y’all #blackpanther was AMAZING + absolutely worth seeing in IMAX 3D if you have the option. Also, Princess #Shuri is a god damn treasure and needs her own movie, so jot that down. #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/xbwj7c8wEB
— Megan (@meg_townsend) February 16, 2018
— Shelagh Rowan-Legg🏹 (@bonnequin) February 16, 2018
— WAKANDA FOREVER (@shuriwars) February 16, 2018
Not to mention she's a fucking computer genius
Princess shuri makes Tony Stark seem like a preschool drop out. Thats one smart teenager. #BlackPanther
— Ramel Robinson (@EPIKAMENRA) February 16, 2018
Princess Shuri is an icon.
She roasts, she invents, and she's hilarious.
— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) February 16, 2018
Shoutout to the actress who played Shuri, Princess of Wakanda! Her character was so needed, provided perfectly timed comedic relief even though she was a super tech/engineering genius! So much sass lol! Gotta make sure my lil cousins see this #representationmatters #BlackPanther
— Est.'92 (@tatyana_td) February 16, 2018
I’m still reeling from #BlackPanther. What I didn’t expect was fully-realized women in EVERY SINGLE ROLE in Wakanda. From warrior to princess to queen to science genius to spy to advisor to friend to lover to etc etc etc.
AND most of them dark-skinned beauties. 🙌🏾
— Mel Howard (@MelHowardWrites) February 16, 2018
While I haven't even laid full eyes on the wonders of Wakanda, I'm craving to see a group of badass Black women do what we do best—save the world.