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Dear Black Women (Another Post from Elsewhere) (July 27,2015)

Dear Black Women,

For the most part, I’d like to direct this to the black women of darker variety because that is what I am. But really, this is for all of us.

You are beautiful. Surround yourself with people who see the beauty in you, the kind that radiates from the inside out and touches the hearts of many, male and female.

I know some of us have had periods where we were told we were ugly for the dumbest of reasons, for reasons that go beyond our control, and by people too blind and brainwashed to see they’re just carrying out old ignorant lower level consciousness schemes. As a result, we’ve dissected ourselves and compared ourselves light skin vs. dark skin. But both are beautiful. Both are sexy. And both deserve better than to spend their days wallowing in the murkiness of such ignorance.

Find the light in your situation. For years, beauty products and advertisements had nothing to do with me and appealed to me so little that I had to find the beauty in me and love it. I had to learn to love it deeply, purely, truly, immensely, despite the naysayers and I’m so happy to see more and more people are embracing their natural beauty. You deserve it. You’re worth it. And the more we embrace one another, regardless of shade, and celebrate our beauty, the more we’ll transform this world and make it more habitable for our children, and their children.

Make the change. Make it happen. Start by loving you.

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