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The Brown Girl World: Ismath's Story




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"I will admit: I’ve avoided the sun so I wouldn’t get darker. I’ve gone swimming at night instead of during the day to avoid tan lines. It’s completely and utterly ridiculous. I should enjoy the sun’s warm rays and get some exercise! But where do these thoughts come from? We weren’t born with the innate ability to distinguish between skin colors and assign meanings to them. But for some women, the fair skin battle draws them into deeper depths than just avoiding sunshine during the day."  Read more here.

2 comments:

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com on: October 30, 2009 at 3:21 PM said...

Hi there!

Skin color IS a huge deal in that country...just as it is here...

Thanks for sharing that video!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Ismath on: October 30, 2009 at 4:24 PM said...

I'm honored that you posted my article! Thanks for spreading the information and for educating our community!

 

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