Internalized Racial Beauty-Shaming 


BlACK SKIN IS BEAUTIFUL. YOU WERE CREATED PERFECT. ACCEPT YOUR SKIN AND STOP THE PREJUDICE

LADYHOOD journey

I love the infiniteshades of a womans skin.

There are so many different pigments and highlights; all are beautiful. From pink pale to blue black, every shadeshould be uplifted for its uniqueness, not broken and shamed.

As a Black woman, I cannot ignore the Memes and cyber bullying against women who are dark-skin.

Although this infuriates me, it also makes me question, how we as Black women allow this form ofinternalizedracism to continue?

How could a black woman bully another black woman because her skintone is darker?

How can you hate your own race?

This concern is deeply rooted in African American history. During slavery, slave masters’ purposefully placed Africans in certain positionsbased on their skin tone. House slaves had typically had a lighter skintone,and darker slaves worked the feilds.

Our generations have come and gone, and yet we continue…

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PARADOXIA


Life is in Lessons

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*ANYTHING THAT ANNOYS YOU*is teaching you patience and calmness.

*Anyone that abandons you* is teaching you how to stand up on your own feet.

*Anything that offends you* is teaching you forgiveness and compassion.

*Anything that has power over you* is teaching you to get greater power.

*Anything that you hate* is teaching you unconditional love.

*Anything that you fear* is teaching you courage to overcome your fears.

*Anything you can’t control* is teaching you to let go.

*Any NO you get from humans* is teaching you to be independent.

*Any problem you have* is teaching you how to get solution to problems.

*Any attack you get* is teaching you the best form of defence.

*Anyone who looks down on you* is teaching you to look up to GOD.

Always look out for the lesson in every situation you face in every phase of life.

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Still sitting on a Nail? 


Deal with your nail(s)

The Dream

Have you heard of the howling dog story? It’s not as well-known as other moral stories, but this one packs a good punch. There are different iterations but the essence is the same.
Here’s my retelling of it:
Tom just moved into a new neighborhood recently. He liked his house and his environment, but there was one thing he didn’t get.
His neighbor, Mr Tan, had a dog that kept howling non-stop. Literally. Day in, day out.

“Auuuuuhhhh………… Aaaauhhhh………….”
Initially Tom thought the dog was just going through a phase, so he ignored the howls, thinking it would eventually stop.
But it didn’t. It continued howling.
“Auuuu……………. auuuu………….. Auuuhhhhh………”
1 day passed. Nothing changed. 2 days passed. Still howling. 3 days. 5 days. 1 week. 2 weeks. 1 month. Still howling, with no signs of stopping.
“Auuuhhh…………….. Oouuuuuhhhhh……… Au au auuhhhhh.. ”
Finally, Tom couldn’t stand it anymore. One fine…

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A Moms Love


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You might not have grown knowing what that felt but you knew what it meant

A love so absent yet so present and real

A love so strong that no ill talk or hurt can change it

It grows from within and stays within even through thick and thin

A love that prays in late hours

A love that works tireless

A love that cooks and improvises

A love that comforts and teaches even in the most unlikely manners

A love that suit and sorts out our  emotions

A love that is pass defining

A love that magnifies in individual lives uniquely

Happy mothers day to all mothers

Much love to all mothers in my life

Who are you surrounding yourself with?


The Power in People

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“Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about

six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.

A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds-a great

deal of livestock.”

Exodus 12:37, 38

When the Israelites left Egypt they left with a mixed multitude. The bible doesn’t

say much about the mixed multitude.

They could of been running away from the Egyptians.

Maybe as they saw all the miracles God performed they

thought they would see more miracles where they went.

Maybe some left because people were leaving.

Whatever the case Israel never left alone. At first you think nothing

of it but things aren’t what they seem.

“Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving;

so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat?

We remember the fish which we ate freely…

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