Want to bask in the beauty of chocolate brown skin for hours? Take a glance at the hashtag #IWillNotApologizeForBeingDarkSkin on Twitter.
The hashtag was created by Alicia Daniella (@keepupwithle) and was clearly exactly what the doctor ordered to raise black womens’ spirits in these trying times, as immediately dark-skinned beauties began posting pics simply being their fabulous selves and adding in the powerful hashtag. Alicia explained why she created #IWillNotApologizeForBeingDarkSkin with this insightful post, relaying experiences with colorism many can relate to:
— The Soul Snatcher . (@keepupwithle) November 7, 2015
It’s no wonder men and women immediately began to identify with Alicia’s words and posting pics proclaiming the same. Peep some of the posts on the next few pages.
#IWillNotApologizeForBeingDarkSkin because I would rather live my life kissed by the sun than burned by the chemicals to lighten it
— Papi Lizzi (@Lizzianne_) November 8, 2015
— Ray of Sunshine (@Rayana_Speede) November 8, 2015