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  • Writer's pictureelle Ocon

Our skin color tells a story



Our skin color is an essential part of our identity and heritage. It is a unique characteristic that defines us and sets us apart from others. Yet, for many years, society has placed a disproportionate value on lighter skin tones, causing people of color to feel ashamed or inferior because of their natural skin color.



 

However, there is beauty in accepting our skin color. When we embrace our natural skin tone, we are celebrating our cultural heritage and recognizing the beauty in diversity. Our skin color tells a story of our ancestry, our struggles, and our triumphs. It is a symbol of resilience and strength, a testament to the fact that we have overcome adversity and continue to thrive.



Moreover, accepting our skin color can help us develop a positive body image and boost our self-esteem. When we stop comparing ourselves to others and start accepting ourselves for who we are, we can appreciate our unique beauty and feel confident in our own skin.



It is time to reject the harmful beauty standards that have perpetuated colorism and embrace the beauty of diversity. Let us celebrate our skin color, our culture, and our identity. Let us recognize the beauty in our differences and come together in solidarity, proud of who we are and where we come from.



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