There has been a lot of talk in the media about black beauty and the lack of representation in media at large of women of colour. While I completely agree, I was/am lucky to have been surrounded by amazing women, who were/are beautiful and incredibly fashionable. My mother included. I remember tagging along with my mum on shopping trips to Avenue Montaigne, before I knew the value of a Dior purse.
I’m also immensely lucky to have grown up in a household were I was told (and I’m still told) how beautiful and smart I am. So I grew up with an incredible sense of self. It never occurred to me that enhancing my skin colour, straightening my hair were options to make myself prettier. The down side to this was, I went out into the world with an ego the size of Kanye West’s head. Imagine going to school with that ego, of course mean kids swiftly brought me to the real world.
Last week Lane Bryant launched their #ImNoAngel campaign and it took my breath away. Kudos to Lane Bryant for showing a different type of beauty!
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