Sudanese model nicknamed 'Queen of the Dark' offers stunning display of black beauty
Meet Nyakim Gatwech, the South Sudanese model taking the world by storm thanks to her flawless midnight complexion, penetrating gaze and unwavering message of empowerment.
The 24-year-old is as determined as she is breathtaking — living in Minnesota, Gatwech is on a mission to promote skin positivity and self-acceptance amongst women with darker hues. Along with her stunning photos, which she shares with nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, she also sends out inspirational messages targeting women who are struggling to be comfortable in their own skin.
Accompanying one of her most popular photos on Instagram, Gatwech shared a Marcus Garvey quote that embodies her own views: “The black skin is not a badge of shame but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.”
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“A 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been condemned to death by a court
in Omdurman for stabbing to death the husband to whom she was forcibly
married, who she says raped her with assistance of his family.
The death penalty for Noura Hussein was confirmed by a judge on
Thursday after her husband’s family rejected the possibility of
financial compensation and instead asked for her to be executed.
The case has attracted widespread attention on social media, where a campaign Justice for Noura has been trending on Twitter.
Her legal team now has 15 days to appeal the sentence.”
Nubian pyramids dating from around 100 BCE to 150 CE,
located at Gebel Barkal in present day Sudan. Photograph taken during
the University of Chicago Expedition to Egypt and Sudan, 1906 / src: Stephen Ellcock