These are just a few instances that have occurred over the years in regards to my complexion. When I shared them with a guy I had dated more recently in my adulthood, (before making him sit through the hour-long documentary “Dark Girls”), his response was to brush off my concerns as being immature nonsense that happens while growing up. “Then why are there rarely strong, beautiful, darker skin women portrayed in our media? Why is the typical light skin woman the one on the videos or in the BET (Black Entertainment Television) rom com?” To that, he had no response. Because he knew. Our people are still ashamed.
Have you ever liked someone so much that you bent over backwards for them? You stretched and stretched yourself, trying to prove your worth and value. Trying to get them to see how amazingly, awesome and perfect you are? And how you can fulfill every idea of a partner they could possibly have? Been there,… Continue reading The Royal Treatment
I just finished reading “The Way Jesus Sees You” a short but powerful e-book written by stellar writer Kristen Strong. It was beautiful. Piercing. And intimate. The content took aim at my heart and released its truth, stirring up some carefully tucked away issues regarding self identity and value. Clearly Kristen has walked through and… Continue reading The Way Jesus Sees Me: Awakening to True Beauty
Sunday evening, just as I anticipated, I found myself surrounded by beauty. Glistening legs, sparkling eyes, thick, alluring hair of various textures and styles. Beautiful brown women donning dresses ranging from cute cocktails to elegant formal wear. Brothers in fine suits and attire with crisp, clean locks or heads freshly cut were a site to… Continue reading Sex is Worth the Wait.
Psalm 45:10-15 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house. Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; Honor him, for he is your lord. The city of Tyre will come with a gift, People of wealth will seek your favor. All glorious is the princess within her chamber; Her gown is interwoven with gold.… Continue reading My Own Personal Cinderella Story