Friday, January 27, 2012

For the last fucking time -- this shit is NOT as innocent as tanning...

To my beautiful sisters of color...
Black...Brown...Red...Yellow -- and every beautiful shade, hue and mixture in the vast spectrum of our skin colors...

Discover yourself.
Embrace yourself.
Love yourself.
Be proud of your beauty...

And for all those clueless souls out there who SERIOUSLY think that women (and men) of color who do skin bleaching/skin lightening are on the same innocuous level as white folks who are obsessed with tanning?  It's time for some deep history lessons and cultural research -- especially the effects of colonialism and slavery and how prevailing white standards of beauty have damaged so many minds and self-perceptions. Those Jersey kids on that reality show may worship their tanning beds and love baking in the sun, but they don't have issues with their ethnic identities and being proud of who they are.  Somehow I don't think they'd be too happy if people believed they were trying to change their ethnicity from Italian to African or Latino. 


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We are ALL beautiful, unique and amazing.  
Just as we are.

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    1. Thank you so much my luv. I swear, it's enough to make me crazier than I already am! x0x0x

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