In case you are curious why I am #FlexinMyComplexion it is because there were no brown or dark skinned actresses in DOPE and because I saw the casting call sheets for STRAIGHT OUT OF COMPTON.Because I refused to be erased by any one especially my own people.
Because when the hashtag started on Twitter, my light skinned and mixed chick Sisters when on a privilege rant that reeked of #allLivesMatter and I want to be the only pretty black girl that would shame JanBrady.
Because my mother was a beautiful Brown skinned woman who inoculated be against colorism bullshit b
Because my daughter is a beautiful brown skinned woman who I have inoculated against colorism bullshit and craptastic european beauty standards
Because I am decolonizing my mind, eliminating white supremacy and internalized racism.
Because I have eyes got dammit.
Because I rejected the notion that beauty or brains or brawn are enhanced by being less African.
Because I am bored by people so inured in their privilege that they refuse to recognize it.