dark skinWant 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:

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.

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  • Lelani

    There is a lot of hurt people hurting others in this world. The fact that anyone would have a problem with another person’s color and complexion is just beyond all reasonable explanation.

    • Exactly.

    • Lelani

      There are too many people trying to wage psychological warfare against others, in order to limit our economic and social success while strengthening their advantage. We have to fight against the sheer stupidity and general inequalities in this world.

    • Yes, for anyone to hate on someone by virtue of someone’s skin complexion is illogical and ignorant. Physical freedom is just as important as psychological freedom. This is a fight for our survival literally. The understanding that we, as black people, are beautiful and that black people with dark black skin should be respected as human being should always be reiterated among people.

    • Mahogany

      Right. The problem is them not you.

    • Lelani

      Sometimes people hate on what they covet. So jealousy may be a factor. Who would not want skin that stays youthful longer?

  • This is a great campaign. Colorism is very evil. Dark black skin is beautiful and defeating mental colonialism is important just like ending the system of oppression in our world overall.

    Bless Sister Alicia.

  • Zorino

    Dark-SKINNED (wo) men. Not dark skin (wo)men. SMH!

  • Mahogany

    This hairs when parents don’t tell you how beautiful you are. My parents always praised me. Fathers, tell your daughters there are precious and beautiful.

    The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice

  • Dr.Rue

    Dark skinned women are beautiful – this is being said by a lighter skinned Black woman. Ughhh I soo hate that were still doing this in 2015 but then I remind myself that were still living in eurocentric America. I hate this hashtag though. I feel like its keeping darker skinned women in this victim-like mindset.