Recently my friend posted this video Facebook and it touched my heart. For years I have been intrigued by the topic discussed in this documentary and I was glad that somebody had finally spoken about it in an open and simple way.
I confess I myself have acted like some of these girls in the video when it comes to my skin color, mostly when I was younger. I found lighter skin to be more beautiful than my own and often wondered why we were all treated so differently because of our skin color alone.
I used to wonder why I my skin color wasn't as light as my mother's and often felt that it set us apart greatly. Back then I failed to see the other features that made us similar - our eyes, nose, gestures... - because I was foolish and blind.
Nowadays as a young adult I love my skin color and realize how wrong I was back then and how the media and some people around me had brainwashed me. What I want to say is that I now see every skin color to be beautiful in its own and that women of color specially should realize how beautiful they are the way they are and should not change themselves to please or match others.
What do you think of this topic?