To Black Girls

“I am dripping melanin and honey, I am black without apology” – Upile Chisala

We live in a society where societal standards greatly define the way we view ourselves. Although in 2018, these standards are not clear-cut, some things are not easy to change. Not to play the race card, but this is true for women of colour, especially black girls.

As much as I’d like to address this to all women, I want to hit on something that I’m more familiar with: being a black girl. Black females have a whole package to deal with when it comes to beauty standards. The past  oppression our ancestors went through years ago can still be felt in our views of beauty. It is rare to see young black girls be taught that their afro and nappy hair is beautiful. Instead, we are put under flat irons and dangerous chemicals that change…

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