Quiz: Which 70s Soul/Disco Diva Are You?

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As I spend almost every waking hour of my day, I was listening to a Philly soul playlist on Spotify when I thought to myself: “I wonder what 70s Diva I most energetically align with?” And so this quiz was born. We often romanticize the 70s for the music and the fashion — the two best parts about the decade. But could you really hack it as a badass babe in that era? This quiz is designed to tell you not who you want to be, but who you are spiritually. This might also get you acquainted with a diva you hadn’t heard of, and if it does, your homework is to get to know her by listening to her music immediately after you get the results.

You don’t have to be Black to take this quiz but you should know the results are going to be very Black.

You get invited to a friend’s wedding but aren’t in the wedding party, what do you wear?(Required)
You’re at a restaurant and the waiter brings out food that isn’t prepared the way you want, what do you do?(Required)
Pick a destination vacation spot(Required)
What are you bringing to the cookout/kickback?(Required)
Your friend has announced she’s getting a divorce, how do you react?(Required)
On the flip side, a prominent couple in the community calls it quits, what do you do?(Required)
You’ve got a new crush, what’s your first move?(Required)
You're on a date that isn’t going well, how do you respond?(Required)

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Dani Janae is a poet and writer based out of Pittsburgh, PA. When she's not writing love poems for unavailable women, she's watching horror movies, hanging with her tarantula, and eating figs. Follow Dani Janae on Twitter and on Instagram.

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  1. I was hoping for Aretha but I got Dionne, another voice and diva I love and admire. This is brilliant. I would love to see a breakdown of the characteristics that make up each diva. I love this.

  2. You’re Aretha Franklin!

    Never afraid to throw a little shade, but only when you feel slighted, people are often intimidated by you. And how could they not be? You’ve got talent that is beyond words. You’ve got a magnetism that has brought you success but also some trouble. You’ve defeated every weapon formed against you though and they know not to fuck with you.

    Now that I know… I’ll let my inner Ree shine bright.

  3. I got Phyllis Hyman, who I had not heard of, so I followed Dani Janae’s advice and looked her up: wow she has a beautiful voice. Description is spot on, though, I definitely end up watching more than participating in life 😞

  4. Phyllis Hyman. Yeah, that sounds pretty accurate.

    “wait around and wonder if she/he/they are into you until your crush is in a relationship with someone else”
    I’m feeling personally called out by this choice.

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