THIS. ALL OF THESE WORDS.
what makes me sad about this though is that she is going against her own natural looks. i may sound like one of those annoying people who say that “you were born beautiful! blah blah blah” but the fact that she has blue eye contacts in on top of her straightened hair i cant help but look at this and think about how much cultural bias has gotten her to this point of needing to hide her ethnicity to be “pretty”.
I’m just going to assume this nice girl doesn’t follow my blog. I’m entirely sure how I don’t look black in this picture. I mean I see so many chicks photoshop their pictures to make their skin lighter, I didn’t even do that. I get where she is coming from but this is not me putting on makeup to look like another ethnicity.
Sigh……I am so sick of seeing these damn people post about black girls self hating and changing their features. What is it to anyone? She embraced a fashion like any other women in the world. Just because her skin is darker, her hair is naturally curly, and her eyes are brown doesn’t mean she is self hating. Make up and cosmetics is just a form of art. She is not permanently changing, or hurting anyone. Most girls into this fashion are not even trying to look natural (to any human race standards). I am sure no one goes to the gym and says “you’re all self hating because your sculpting your bodies in an unnatural way” or scream at women tanning on the beaches and tanning beds. Black women have no room to do anything. We are always compared, and alienated. Let us find our beauty in our own way. Whether it is a natural fro, or contacts that enlarge eyes.