You're beautiful. OKAY?

 Growing up, I loved everything about me! I was beautiful, talented, outgoing, unashamed and fearless. The fact that I was the darkest child out of all of my siblings did not matter one bit! 

Once I got to high school, my confidence plummeted. I felt so inferior to my peers. I received so many compliments? that now that I think about it weren't compliments at all. They went something like, "I usually don't date dark skinned girls but there's something special about you" or "You're cute to be dark skinned." Even then, comments like that made me feel some type of way, like what do you mean???

I am here to let any BLACK girl reading this know that, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, OKAY? No matter what shade you are. 

It is bad enough that we are discriminated against by other races, even worse when our own people are discriminating each other separating light skinned from dark skinned.

Listen, we are all beautiful, brilliant, and BLACK. Our melanin pops faultlessly. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. I love my queens! 

Signed,

A beautiful, brilliant and black girl

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