Yaba Blay

Loving: Pretty. Period.

Dr. Yaba Blay’s answer to the “you’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl” is alive in the form of the blog Pretty. Period. The collection of photos, which showcases dark-skinned women, informs consciousness, incites dialogue and inspires others to action. Blay, according to Afropunk.com, believes that...

SUPPORT: Dr. Yaba Blay’s (1)ne Drop, Shifting the Lens on Race

Dr. Yaba Blay has been on a mission to uncover what it means to be Black. Is Blackness solely defined by skin color? Cultural ties? Attitude? Conditioning? Through her  (1) Drop Project, and now forthcoming book, (1)ne Drop, Shifting the Lens on Race, Blay “seeks to...

Color Me Beautiful: A Dark Girl Reflects on “Dark Girls”

The highly anticipated documentary, Dark Girls, made its debut on OWN Network last night. In the days leading up to the world television premiere, as more and more promo materials were released, people began to reach out to me; and on yesterday, no less than a...