Young Sudanese women celebrate their graduation. Khartoum, Sudan. ©Miss Aissa
I just read your reblog of Miss South Sudan, and I know I'm extremely ignorant (I didn't even know bleaching was a thing?!), but why on EARTH would anyone want to lighten skin? I honestly feel that dark skin is so incredible and beautiful, and again I prob. sound v. ignorant (and please correct me if I've phrased this insensitively!), but I think dark skin is the most beautiful, earthy thing ever. I can't imagine why anyone would ever want to change that about themselves and it breaks my heart.