I'm still recovering from 2020.
It was a year of struggle, disappointment, confusion and chaos.
It was also a year of growth. But that growth came through much pain.
I remember being in a particularly bad mood one day because I was upset at myself.
Twerking represents the sexual freedom modern women enjoy.
We see ladies all around expressing their femininity through sensuality, and it's totally acceptable to find women--especially women of color--twerking whenever and wherever they feel the urge.
When Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss World were crowned to black women the same year, it felt like real social progress. FINALLY black women are recognized for their beauty! FINALLY they're portrayed as dignified, honorable and beautiful!
I remember sharing this excitement with my fiancé, only to be met with apathy. He simply asked “ what does this change?”
Blonde weaves, colored contacts, bleaching creams.
Tanning booths, lip injections, butt pads.
There are white women accused of “black phishing
There are black women hiding their ethnic features.
I’ve seen women with foundation 3 shades lighter than their body.
I’ve seen overpowering spray tans with orange-ish tints that cover light skin.