Identity Crisis and a Funny Story

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Confession Time: I use to hate being of a darker complexion. Especially when I consistently received comments like "you would look way better if you were light skin" "why are your parents and sister light and you dark" or just flat out "dang you black" I would look at my sister, who is pretty fair skin, and wonder why I too wasn't born of her complexion.

 

Over the years I have grown to love my skin I'm in, and would not wish to be anything other than who I am today a proud darkskin girl 

 

Funny story Time:

 

Whats even more funny to me, is when shopping for makeup I just measured myself against ericka and my friends who are all light, and said MARCY you are dark, so just find the dark foundations and that should match. It's wasn't until recently that I realized that I wasn't as dark as I thought.

 

I would go to the store and was reach for the darkest shades the store carried, and would curse the brand for not carrying one that matched me. Never once did I consider " hey Marcy maybe you are not that dark".

 

Well one day I was accidentally sent a lighter foundation to test out, and I mixed it with a darker foundation, ran out of the darker one, and was attempting to find another dark shade to mix, but decided hey let me just try light shade by itself. And it was indeed my perfect match, and I went "ahhh". To think, I use to curse the brand for not carrying one that matched me. Never once did I consider " hey Marcy maybe you are not that dark".

When you are fed something for so long you tend to believe it. Let's start correcting our thoughts. Whether we are light, medium light, brown, dark brown or deep dark, we are all beautiful. 🙌🏾❤ #bodypositive #loveyourskin