Pretty for a Dark Skinned Girl

pretty for a dark skinned girl

You’re pretty for a dark skinned girl. I’ve been hearing this all of my life. It’s not a compliment. In fact it’s quite insulting, and I’m about tired of it. I didn’t always find this statement to be insulting though. That’s because I didn’t love myself. Let me explain.
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Why Every Little Brown Girl Should Have A Malaville Doll

Malaville Dolls

Dolls with multiple shades of beautiful brown skin and different textures of gorgeous kinky curly hair? Yes please. Model Mala Bryan created Malaville Dolls to fill the void that was missing in her personal doll collection- dolls that actually look like her, and a lot of the rest of us brown skinned beauties.
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Maria Borges Slays the VS Runway with her TWA

Maria Bourges Natural Hair Victoria's Secret

Angolan supermodel Maria Bourges walked for the third time in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but this time around she proudly rocked her natural hair… and she’s the first to do so.
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Birthday Reflection

LASplash Lip Couture in Criminal Dark Skin

Today is the first day of Fall. The first day of Libra Season… and my birthday. Every year without fail I end up with the Birthday Blues. Tormenting myself over the fact that I’m not exactly where I want or thought I would be at this point in my life. Making myself absolutely miserable for no valid reason at a time when I should be happy and celebrating. Not this year though. I will not succumb to the Birthday Blues because I’m too BLESSED.
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If You Need Some Inspiration To Help You Embrace Your Natural Hair, Then Michael July's AFROS Is For You

Michael July AFROS

AFROS is an oversized, bright and colorful coffee table book filled with vibrant images of gorgeous people rocking their natural hair. Each person has a story to tell, and it is so easy to sit down and become totally engrossed for hours. If you were thinking about returning to natural, you would have no doubts after just browsing through AFROS. If you are transitioning, you’ll want to big chop immediately. It’s that powerful.
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