377 Posts

correvaniacorre Contrario a mi nacimiento, que fue llorando.... planeo que mi muerte sea sonriendo
#smile #darkskin #theblackgirl #thehappyblackgirl #iamvania #timeago # #byLuz #morena
1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

derneeka I know I'm random and late but I just finished watching #LightGirls on my DVR and I must say it really touched me and had me here . I don't know that prior to watching this I ever fully connected with how #colorism affected how I value myself, but after watching it I realize that it has for sure. I definitely was subjected to this not only during elementary and junior high school but within my family as well and still do today from other women and men of color. As a child I remember being made to feel bad because the perception was that I was treated special because I was light skinned with light eyes and long eye lashes or thought I was better than the next person when I just wanted what every other child wants, to fit in and be accepted. I always felt like I had to put in work to prove my blackness to my peers, I couldn't just be who I was. I think once I moved into a predominantly white neighborhood during high school and just became #theblackgirl I then had a different battle to fight and that's what may have disconnected me from what I experienced from my own people during my earlier years. As a mother of a beautiful little lady who is the only black girl in her entire grade I now have to watch her battle with wanting to have long hair and blue eyes, thinking that she isn't beautiful because her curls are tight and eyes aren't a certain color. And I have to constantly reassure her that she is beautiful. She even asks me sometimes why is my skin so light and hers isn't and has even told me I am white and that my mother was white because her skin was even lighter than mine. No matter who it comes from the #separation based on color, class or anything at all breaks my heart. Why do we need to place people into categories? Is that how we make ourselves feel better about the fact that we don't like what we see in the mirror?... We have to truly take the responsibility to first stop the self hate, begin to love ourselves as we are and pass that love to our children and everyone we encounter in the world who will pass it on and so on and so on... It has to start somewhere. OK I'm done #carryon 1d
  •   yabastanonyeie Thank you for being simply you 1d
  •   sarahsomewhere Perfectly said. I hate that your little girl is wishing she was different? Where does that come from? The conformity of the classroom? It has to end. Every single child is a perfect miracle, I wish that was a class taught in school 1d
  •   rahdiahb yes! 1d
  •   lafleurfoto Those eyes @derneeka Bella. 1d
  •   thdimples Love it. Beautiful 1d
  •   queen_b_baby I remember being called white, high yellow, a dirty white dog courtesy @2blessed02 and a high yellow bitch courtesy @ingy20..... It never bothered me though.... Because I always knew I looked good and because I'm a sarcastic person and know how to push buttons..... I would always respond yup but when it come down to who's getting fired the dark black person is going first.... Yeah I know that's mean but so were the words that came out of people mouths..... I honestly feel and felt no kind of way about this issue..... I believe you can't fix stupid.... Not even with duct tape I still love you guys @2blessed02 and @ingy20 1d
  •   derneeka I can't with you @queen_b_baby tell them how you really feel why don't ya! Lol 1d
  •   sarah_m_pryor Beautiful words. Thx for sharing! 1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

rosvelys14 -AMo My Carácter!
La Normalidad Me ABURRe
#TheBlackGirl
#MorenitahLinda
2d

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

jotajohnsrd No esisten las razas, la única raza que existe es la humana, y todos somos parte d Ella. 😙#theblackgirl and #whitemen #gn #ppl 6d

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

Normal GiuseppinaPCD Fan

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.