As Black women we are constantly told via society that we are not pretty. We are told our hair is not good enough unless it is silky and flowing down our backs. We are told our lips, our hips, and our butts are too big and too much. We are told we look like men, are brash and not attractive to other ethnicities. We are bombarded with other people’s opinions about how we should look and what pretty is to them. Our voices sometimes get lost in this, we sometimes lose ourselves trying to be what pretty is to them but we have this seed in us that grows and flourishes and we come up roaring like a lion…we are pretty too!
Our hair, our lips, our hips, our noses, our shape…God made no mistake with us. We are pretty girls too.
I found this series of Youtube videos a few weeks ago. It showcases women of African descent all over the world and their issues of trying to snatch back the narrative that we, they are not pretty.
Please try to watch a few and you will see we are all truly one.