GUEST POST: I Am Confident In My Skin
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of their his *skin*, on his background or his religion”- Ex. President Barack Obama
This is the most Liked tweet in World and no so surprising the Issue of skin is prominently present in the text. The incomprehensible nature of the emotions that the talk on the Colour of skin generates has some what elevated the skin to a god-like status.
“They came presenting the Bible in one hand, with a sword hidden behind them in another”
And as these words resonates through my thoughts, I could only identify the purity of heart and harmless nature of it but still questions the purpose it was intended to achieve. Was it meant to make us love? If so, who are we loving or hating?
This depicts the fact that our emotional stances towards our skin is just as a results of an investment of another god called words. Therefore this write up and other subsequent articles does not seek to condemn or justify, gather or divide, But rather create the emotion of Love for our skin and how to treat it as our best asset.
*SHADES OF THE BLACK SKIN* is a project, not about racism or the history of slave trade but educate *YOU!* to come to the understanding of the Gospel Truth: your skin (no matter the colour) is a fundamental aspect of your original identity, knowing your skin and learning to love it. This project is strategically designed to help women,find confidence in their skin,be comfortable in it and have love for their skin.
“I cannot run away from who I am and my complexion or the larger society, and how they may view that.” ― Lupita Nyong’o, Refinery29
I am dripping melanin and honey. I am black without apology.” ― Upile Chisala
“That bubble of doubt within? It’s time to stick a pin in it. And wear your dark and lovely face with a grin on it.” ― Princess Latifah, “Pretty For a Dark Skin?”
First Lady of the Republic of Ghana H.E Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo-Addo, Anita Erskine, Former First Lady, Mrs. Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings just to mention a few, are nation-leading influential voices, not limited by the colour of their skin, have risen to the top of the perking order and would not hesitate to present themselves to the world in their true, natural self and skin.
As a black girl if you don’t mind accepting a chocolate bar as a gift and enjoy consuming, it’s very very much hypocritical to hate your skin.
Post By: Rama De Jesus