My Five Favorite Blogs!

As an Beautiful Chocolate skinned woman, I love to see other bloggers write about the empowerment of the “Black Beauty.”  As a person who struggle with self acceptance, it warms my heart to read about it.

In this article “Unaplogetic “Dark Skinned” Selfie” male and females post selfies of their beautiful black skin. The “pro-melanin” movement. 

Next in my list is #IWillNotApologizeForBeingDarkskinned addresses the issue of colorism in our society.

Melanin X is a series of bright make-up on Dark skin.

This has always been a struggle for me personally because I never felt as if there was the right color for my skin tone. Of course, Iman answered the call of the woman of color and came out with her own line for us. Even then, it was hard for me to embrace the colors, though when my face was “Iman face beat” everybody LOVED IT!! I am now finding colors that is right for my skin tone such as pinks, purples and lavenders.

“You’re Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl”: The Continuing Significance of Skin Tone in “the Black Community”

What does that even mean? It’s not a compliment. I never thought it was. EVER! But I took it because in my teen era (the 80’s and early 90’s) light was right and cute, even if light was ugly, she was chosen over the dark.  I remember the first boyfriend who told me I was not “dark-Skinned” I was Brown-Skinned. I tried desperately to tell him otherwise, but he was adamant. So I took it! And I let it redid one me, freeing me from the colorism.  Or so I thought. So I am unveiling the layers…Slowly!

And lastly

The Unveiling…


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