By Joan Semanda.


Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness” – Marcus Garvey

This post is inspired by my thoughts to my future daughter.

Your black is heart wrenchingly beautiful. You were made this way, and born with your skin colour for a reason. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel less than you are because you do not fit into their standards of beauty.

Being dark skinned means you were made to stand out and not conform to the beauty standards of this world. And that’s okay. If ever you end up in a place where you are the minority, remember to hold your head up, and shrug off any negativity.

We weren’t pushing black is beautiful, we showed it” – Katherine Dunham

So show your beauty little angel and go about with your business.