And she thinks YOU shouldn't either. Because it's bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Mmmm. Nothing like some internalized hate, so deeply internalized you don't even realize its hate to start the morning. I wrote a post for Clutch Magazine Online about it. Like to read it? Here's a snippet:
Everything about being black in this country we are taught, usually from outsiders but also from those we love, that there is something inherently wrong with us. Our hair, if too curly, is “bad.” Our skin, if too dark, is “bad.” Our noses, if too broad and lips, if too full, are “bad.” Anything that isn’t closer to the European standard of beauty is “bad.” You, by birth of your blackness, are bad.