“I’m dripping melanin and honey. I am black without apology”, “My melanin pops severely”, and the most popular, “Melanin on fleek” are some of the captions seen on some social media posts today. Yes indeed it’s on fleek and if you have a problem with it, that’s your own cup of tea.
Dark skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people, of course! That brings us down to our major concern. Bleaching. Today, most women and even men touch up their skins with all sorts of products to lighten up their skin. And the “bleaching agents” on Instagram, oh Lord! So I wonder, why would one alter his or her natural skin tone, to look better? And is that better best?
Let’s dive into the story of Ghana’s beloved, Bukom Banku, a well-known boxer. I’m sure people adored him more before his recent shenanigans, bleaching his skin. A man bleaching, why? I MEAN WHY? We have other popular names like Michael Jackson (May his soul rest in peace), Latoya Jackson, Sammy Sosa, Vybz Kartel, Trina, Yvonne Nelson, Christabel Ekeh and many more who somehow managed to change their natural skin tones which in turn received a lot of criticisms from people.
Black is beautiful.Yes, we realize that all skin complexions are beautiful. This is true. But dark skin women especially are belittled daily by people of all genders and “races” even our own. So when I say black is beautiful it doesn’t mean I think anyone of another skin is less than. I’m just uplifting all the dark skin people who hate themselves due to society’s standard of “beauty”. There are four elements of black girl magic. Shea butter, coconut oil, black soap, water, and of course our own cocoa butter, finish! Oh dear black girl, whenever you feel ugly remember that that they want your style, they want your lips(our lovely Jenner babe), your hips, your hair, your swag, the way you speak so adore the melanin and let it fleek .