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It was never acute—the self-loathing. While I can’t say I ever felt like a million bucks, I also wasn’t walking around looking for the nearest bridge to jump off of (like some of my angsty, white, adolescent counterparts). While my Caucasian friends were complaining of...

We know that black men tend to stick together, even to the point of justifying another black man’s illegal actions, for the sake of protecting someone else with whom he has an unspoken bond of brotherhood with, regardless of what genetics may say.

Do dark-skinned black...

(Halloween 2018. My daughter regularly practices yoga with me)

Something interesting came up in the live stream Chrissie shared with Christelyn Karazin this past Friday – a hang-up that I do not think I wanted to be fully aware of before I heard their sentiments. Both w...

This account with colorism highlights an experience with a colorist in a former workplace.  I share this story to depict the various ways colorism can appear depending on the environment. I am not stating that because of this experience every light skin black woman or...

Here’s the secret: you may never stop being insecure. You might develop a kick-ass sense of self-worth and come to truly love yourself, yes. But, there will probably always be one or two things about yourself that you’re less than happy about. I, for example, have alwa...

Being a black woman is definitely a unique experience and the only people who can truly relate to the experience are other black women. From low pay to high domestic violence rates, the black female experience is more likely to be wrought with difficulty than any other...

I used to be the most pro-black chick around. My days were spent shouting along to Malcolm X speeches, reading Maya Angelou’s memoirs and speaking (to anyone who would listen) about the importance of buying and marrying black.

At that time, I truly believed that black...

There are too many misconceptions and myths about colorism currently floating around, such as the idea that colorism is only a black American problem, or the notion that colorism is less prevalent than racism and thus, a lesser evil. While I’d love to debunk each one o...

Raising a dark-skinned black daughter in today’s world is no walk in the park. Society is colorist and sexist and racist among many other things. But, thankfully, there are things we can do to alleviate the negative parts of living life as a dark-skinned black woman or...

While not every dark-skinned black girl grows up feeling under-appreciated and unattractive, many do. At this point, it’s an epidemic. For young black girls growing up in predominantly white spheres, it can be easy to feel undervalued and invisible to fellow peers and...

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