The Brief: The woman stepping into the new year meme is back for 2021.


A viral meme of a woman stepping into the “new year” is back and the woman is making her way into 2021.

The meme is marked by an illustration of a well-put-together Black woman walking up a flight of steps  (in heels!). Each step is a different year.  The woman is carrying a bag of items that represent growth and other positive things she is taking into the next year. Behind her are blocks that represent toxic behaviors and people.

The meme is symbolic of the saying “New year, new me.”  The meme has grown in popularity over the years.


Khadijah stepping into the new year. from Muslim_Memes

Twitter users have created new versions of the meme for 2021.


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