Jay - 27/04/2015 saa 06:23

I feel like you may be suffering from low self-esteem, which is perpetuating this "black is bad" feeling. There's nothing ugly about being black, but do know that in Western (pop) culture, dark-skinned women do have it hard. You're feelings are understandable, you're far from crazy for your feelings. Know that race has nothing to do with beauty. Social-construction is cruel and unfair, and finding strength and beauty DOES come in the form of confidence. You can't rely on others to make you feel beautiful, because being beautiful is so relative, what one person is attracted to, someone else may say "no, she's hideous!". But in a world where a lot of people are TAUGHT that black women are not beautiful is sad and hard to live with. Like I said, you're not crazy, you're on a journey to find out who you are. You're on a journey to grow in confidence and strength. You don't have the same journey as most around you (or specifically white women). You ARE different, make no mistake, but that's NOT a problem. You have to start on a level that those around you don't (and can not) understand. But that's what makes you special. That's what makes you different (in your world). While you're not unique (there are a lot of black women going through what you're going through), your struggles and battles will feel lonely at times, but that will just make your story that much more amazing. Please don't stop finding confidence, your beauty is there. YOU just have to see that. If you can't see it, how else can you expect others to?


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