Growing up in Scotland with my family, we suffered a lot of racism and were teased often about our skin and afro hair. It does make you feel ashamed,and many times I felt like we stood out like a beacon being the only black family round and in school. But despite the racism I never wished to be white ironically, I did however wish I had long flowing hair but that’s another blog honey!
Anyhoo, most people would say I am “lucky” to be light skinned, but when you suffer racial hatred and humiliating comments about being black, ugly n words and so on, it doesn’t matter what shade you are, the insults still cut just as deep and cause you to question who you are. Being a female especially can be even tougher as beauty is one thing that is important to us, and we pride ourselves in this. Fortunately I was never driven to bleach my skin, but many do.
Skin bleaching in my opinion is a sticky road to go down , with many draw backs and health issues which will be covered in another blog. Here’s how one lady named Wande bleached her skin but eventually overcame the insults of being called ugly even family members supported bleaching her “beautiful” black God given skin.
What do you think of her story, have you been tempted to bleach?