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‘Dark Girls 2’ Reminded Me I’m Still Healing From The Negative Stigmas Attached To Being Dark-Skinned

Originally posted 7/1/2020 I had the privilege of watching the prescreening of Dark Girls 2 for the OWN network. I wrote a review on the documentary for Hello Beautiful, but I wanted to share it on my platform as well. Being Black in America is a struggle in itself. To be a dark-skinned woman in America is a beast that only kin-skinned folks can relate to. I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t treated differently because of my dark skin. I’ve had to make adjustments to how I represent myself in the world because I quickly learned that anything associated with dark skin meant that I was inferior. I mastered strategies to navigate stores, people and situations...

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