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Is Dark Skin Beautiful?

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Is Dark Skin Beautiful?

It saddens me to know that so many people view dark skin as less attractive, less beautiful, and less desirable. We must KILL this mindset!!! It stems from ignorance and self-hatred. We can be so hurtful to each other at times. And the thing that we don’t realize is that the name calling and belittling of darker women doesn’t just hurt them, it hurts all of us. It hurts us all because it divides us as a race. It hurts us all because we have taken the place of the white people back in the day who tried to hold us down and keep us in “our place,” because now we do it to each other through insults, and adopting a mindset that causes a group of people to feel inferior. It hurts us all because if we hate dark skin then we hate our blackness in general. And if you think that these women would be MORE attractive if they were lighter, then you need to examine yourself and make some serious changes in your thinking. Because skin tone shouldn’t, and DOESN’T define beauty.

Society purposely leaves some people out as they define the standard of beauty. I’ve touched on this before in my earlier posts, but I will continue to talk about it because it’s so true and it damages the self-esteem of so many women. They take lighter…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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