Monday, July 14, 2014

Black is Beautiful

Have you ever felt like you didn't fit in because you were too dark or not light enough?  When you grow up with siblings that don't look like you and tease you because your darker or lighter does something to your self esteem, your spirit, and your identity. 

Black is beautiful in all shades, whether your light skinned, Carmel, chocolate, brown skinned, or dark chocolate are the labels our family members gave us.  We are all beautiful and uniquely created in God's eyes.  We are wonderful masterpieces in a beautiful puzzle neatly designed by the most high. 
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Tell your daughters that they are beautiful at an early age and let them know that they were uniquely designed and made in love and in God's eyes to be beautiful.  Let them know those freckles in her face are beauty marks from her heavenly father as he created you like no other. The dimples you have showcase your beautiful smile.  The gap in between your two front teeth, says you are beautiful no less.  The shape of your eyes marks your inner beauty from inside out.  You have a unique DNA that makes you a beautiful girl who will blossom into a beautiful woman someday. 

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Teach them that their skin is beautiful and flawless!  There is no need to bleach your skin to live up to society or even your own family and friends ideology of what defines black beauty.  If we don't teach our daughters that they are beautiful then they will go searching for affirmation from the wrong type of man. 

This does not just apply to young girls, young women, or grown women; yet it applies to men to because they too have experienced the ideology of not feeling beautiful or sexy.   It starts at home with the parents telling your children that "You are Beautiful" and that "Black is Beautiful".  It has to be reinforced at home so that you it prepares your children to fight against what their peers and society throw at them about their skin color or tone.

Black is Beautiful!  Tell someone today that they are beautiful I promise you it will place a smile on their face.