Balancing Act: I Hated My Skin Color

Black stallion. Ghost. Panther. Those are just a few of the names kids used to taunt me with when I was growing up. To make matters worse, I was the only dark-skinned female in my family, a tightly-knit trio of three Haitian women (my mom, grandmother and I). Everywhere I looked, I was reminded that my complexion was browner than most people's -- and it made me feel less than... Here's what you had to say: MsLisa commented via Facebook: "I love being dark-skinned and when you love yourself our beauty will always shine." Teronika wrote via Facebook: "My Black is beautiful because there is no one else in the world like me."


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