Since its October release, I haven’t had much time to reflect on the publishing of Black Girl Mania: The Graphic Novel. Now, with a few 🌀’s out of the way, I’m happy to finally take some time to turn up with everyone who has supported the series in any way! Please join me Saturday, Feb 10 at Reunion Chicago in Humboldt Park for a lil fefe featuring some of my favorite art baes in the city. 


✨ Pop Up Exhibition: Featuring artwork by Bria Royal based on the Black Girl Mania series.

✨ Rotating Lightning Panel: Join us for an interactive, rotating lightning panel featuring 9 artists whose work centers mental health & neurodivergence + some fun surprises! FEATURED ARTISTS: Benji Hart ∙ Bria Royal ∙ Darien R Wendell ∙ Fulani Thrasher ∙ Keisa Reynolds ∙Marvin Sanchez ∙ Mimi Rosales ∙ Vita Eya Cleveland ∙ Vicko Alvarez Vega

✨ Party & fun: We’ll have lots of food, games, music, & drank throughout the night! BYO also encouraged. SOUNDS BY DJ LavishxNature aka Tj Lavish.

ABOUT THE BOOK: bria royal’s Black Girl Mania: The Graphic Novel uses afro-indigenous futurism and comic book conventions to highlight one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of bipolar disorder - mania. Learn more at

Special thanks to:
Diana Balitaan
Cinthya Abigail
Renee Ayeh
Tazjaye Carpenter
Caroline Olsen