Rethinking the “Whiteness” of Your Skin Tone!

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings It’s just the amount of ‘melanin’ (skin pigmentation) in your skin…Yet, it has come to denote an entire culture, mindset and way of life….Does it matter how black or brown you are? And ifContinue reading “Rethinking the “Whiteness” of Your Skin Tone!”

The Post Slavery Struggle: The Black Tale.

It’s quite sad when you try to speak and all that comes out are mere whispers. No clear sounds. Anxiety and fear keep the words down your throat and force you into a tempered silence. You’re scared that when your voice rings out in a thunderous bellow, you could be misunderstood and your actions, misinterpreted.Continue reading “The Post Slavery Struggle: The Black Tale.”

Societal Beauty: Beyond Skin Colour

It started when we were kids: the moment a child was born, relatives would start comparing siblings’ skin colour. You’d hear things like, “oh, she’s fairer than her sister”, “oh, he’s darker than his brother.” It starts in your own family.  One major mistake we make, consciously or unconsciously, is to make a certain colour theContinue reading “Societal Beauty: Beyond Skin Colour”

‘Colourism’ and It’s Impact on You!

Ever heard people of colour refer to each other as “light-skinned” or “dark-skinned?” Ever found yourself classifying and stereotyping people you come across based on skin tone? We have become quite used to white people’s ideas of white superiority and even those black people who prefer lighter skin. But we often let it slip pastContinue reading “‘Colourism’ and It’s Impact on You!”