I schooled in China and constantly my skin was referenced on the streets of China. It got to me mentally and almost affected by identity. After graduating and leaving, I’ve learnt to constantly update my knowledge of blackness, how to fend off racist and derogatory comments. As a journalist I’m constantly discussing these topics and writing about them
a friend of mine once told me she rarely felt beautiful growing up because of her skin color. She was dark skinned and unfortunately in this imperfect world there exists something called colorism among black people where lighter complexion is considered more beautiful than dark skinned people and that really can destroy someones self esteem especially that of young women and girls so i decided to change that narrative and show people that everyone is beautiful and that diversity is what adds to the beauty.