Added: Mireya Petersen - Date: 21.04.2022 19:55 - Views: 27945 - Clicks: 4430
It brings my heart great joy to see black women embracing their blackness, natural hair, distinctive features and beautiful brown bodies! You should be proud of your melanin. I equated beauty with light skin, long hair, pretty eyes and good hair come on somebody, what the hell is good hair? The media, advertisements, mainstream companies and product offerings, perpetuated the myth that black women are less than beautiful.
Our beautiful brown skin was underrepresented in history, media, the cosmetic industry, lingerie collections and Barbie Doll options, just to name a few. And we wonder why a people could be so self-destructive? Can you say systematic racism? My hope is that this post can remind you of why you should be proud of your melanin. Why you should be proud of your heritage regardless of how light or dark your skin is.
Who cares if your skin is lighter or darker than the person standing next to you? Change can only happen once you can truthfully look in the mirror and love that Deep Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mocha, or Caramel complexion. My age, my hue, my sex.
She is a woman who absolutely culminates the full spectrum of humanity our askew sexuality, our askew maternal instincts. And I embrace my brown skin sisters.
I love them and I hope that they embrace me. Oh, but I am. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. Be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise. I think that beauty is subjective. Being a dark-skinned black woman, you heard it from the womb. And denouncing you.
And erasing you. Now … it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. Because at the end of the day, you define you. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy. Now, I had a spring in my step because I felt more seen, more appreciated by the far away gatekeepers of beauty, but around me the preference for light skin prevailed. To the beholders that I thought mattered, I was still unbeautiful.
We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes.
Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whe ther it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.
Make peace with that and keep on. I rise. The harder you dash it to the ground, the higher it will rise. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Just do the work. Because when the opportunity is there, you have to be ready. How could it be? Love 2. Ben-Jochannan 9.
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Quotes that will make you proud of your black beauty!