Thursday, 27 August 2015

Here’s What Happens When Women of Color Celebrate Their Complexion

After a Google search for “beautiful skin” yielded images of mostly white women, a group of women on Twitter started the hashtag #FlexinMyComplexion to encourage women of color to show off their own beautiful skin.

While the hashtag has been around for at least a few months, it gained new relevance when @POCBeauty–a Twitter account that celebrates women of color–asked its 26,000 followers to flex on the social network.

The response was massive, and #FlexinMyComplexion racked up more than 85,000 tweets in a week.
Here’s What Happens When Women of Color Celebrate Their Complexion
Predictably, the flood of women of color to the #FlexinMyComplexion tag caused some to feel excluded, but PoCBeauty says its meant to allow darker skinned women of color to shine.

“I was lucky enough to not have a family that made me feel bad for my color,” @POCBeauty tells CLUTCH.

Although she’s an outspoken advocate for women of color, POCBeauty does not reveal her real identity because she’s repeatedly been harassed for highlighting non-white women.

“It’s hard enough that magazines, ads, and movies only put fair-skinned people in the focus, but to also have your family go after skin color has to be hard,” she explains. “Skin bleaching is a multi billion dollar business around the world. I think it’s important for women of color to know if they’re brown/dark they’re beautiful too and deserve to be noticed. Dark skin, in all backgrounds, is beautiful and should be recognized as so.”

We totally agree.
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