I am a slender, dark skinned girl and I love my natural hair. I am beautiful.
I have a few questions for you though:
Why is it that whenever I edit my pictures on social media to make me look lighter I get many more likes then when I upload my natural, unedited pictures?
Why do all our advertisements have light skinned or chocolate brown women? Will I ever see a very dark skinned lady being the face of a beauty product? & I am not talking about those lotion advertisements where the woman is half naked
Why do some mothers bleach their daughters’ skin from a young age to make them look lighter? They say that it will make their lives easier, so would all my problems be greatly reduced if I bleach myself too? & how comes they do not bleach their sons too?
Why is there a preference of light skinned women to dark skinned ones? Do they love better?
Why are there so many songs bashing slim women? If the idea is to make plus size women proud, shouldn’t we celebrate all sizes of women instead of making it a competition against each other? Why are women ALWAYS competing and not supporting each other?
Why do we praise and imitate celebrities who have fake breasts, butts and bleached skin? Is this our idea of a “beautiful black woman”?
Did you know 77% of Nigerian women use skin lighteners? Did you also know that most of our skin products are actually skin lighteners?
To all the ladies rocking their beautiful, natural hair: I applaud you!
To all the slim girls: rock that small waist! Silicon is neither safe nor attractive!
To all the dark skinned ladies, you are beautiful!