Flexing My Complexion 

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.  



Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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