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Here’s Why Your Colorism Won’t Define Me

I looked in the mirror. I saw a chocolate-colored girl with thick, two-toned lips, and curls that grew up towards the sun, and were slightly crazy because no one really knew how to look after them. I looked at my mother, a woman the color of milky-coffee, with thin, pink lips, and relaxed hair. She…

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Unapologetically Beautiful: The Confidence Behind the Veil

“And say to the believing women they should lower their gaze and guard their private parts and do not expose their beauty,” Quran 24:31. Reassurance is something we chase without realizing it: being noticed, handed a compliment, words of affirmation, appreciation – all of these do a lot for us.    Looking into the mirror,…