I keep deleting this post and image, cause I’m so anxious and shut myself down.
I was considered ugly and unattractive growing up, and now, by so many people in my life, cause my skin was “too dark” and my “lips too big”. I never took photos of myself and never had social media accounts for the longest as a result.
It took me a very long time to understand that eurocentric beauty standards fuck up our concepts of beauty and I need to redefine beauty for myself, in a world that tells me what I should look like.
Fuck your eurocentric beauty standards
Fuck your misogynoir
Fuck your concept of beauty, that shrinks the hearts of so many black women and black girls like me.
Here’s a picture of me, smiling and shining cause I don’t shrink anymore.
Take up space, we are beautiful!
To all my darkskin siblings out there - who rarely see ourselves represented - I love you. Take up space.
I love u ❤️♥️❤️