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.
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.
If You Need Some Inspiration To Help You Embrace Your Natural Hair, Then Michael July’s AFROS Is For YouErica
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.
Lena Horne African-American singer, actress and dancer. She paved the way for so many who would come after her by helping to break down the race barriers in the entertainment industry. Beautiful, talented and courageous, she will truly be missed.