Colorism and the degradation of dark skin are lingering effects of slavery and colonialism. Dark skin is often associated with poverty and lack of privilege, beauty and class. But these perceptions are starting to shift. Women with very rich complexions are flaunting their melanin and gaining followings on social media for their beauty and unapologetic self-embrace. Here are 28 women who are bringing dark skin to the forefront.
Diggin’ the no makeup look.
I’d like to attend whatever masquerade ball she’s going to.
The color white was made for this woman.
Less is more.
She’s like a gazelle.
Black girl magic.
Did you know that this breathtaking woman…
Has an equally breathtaking sister?
A glittery green lip? Yes!
Simplicity at its finest.
Black on black on black.
Sometimes, a simple smile will do.
Glow from head to toe.