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Friday 29 May 2020
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Black is Beautiful.

Black is Beautiful.

As women, regardless of color, must take pride in who we are. We must value our bodies by practicing self respect. Remember that being comfortable in your skin is not about showing all of your skin. It’s about being comfortable in who you are as a woman and the decisions you make on a daily basis. As women and men we need to use the power of our minds and take less value in materialistic things. If we want change in our community, our families, our homes, and in our hearts, we must take value in education. We must take value in us.

Sexuality is a beautiful thing. However, we are so much more than just our bodies.

We are beautiful. Black is beautiful, whether, we have natural hair or weaves, we are beautiful. We are so much more than the texture of our hair natural or Brazilian. We are so much more than our skin, color light or dark. We are so much more than “team light skin” and “team dark skin.”

We are more than our skin and our hair. If we want the world to see us beyond our skin color and our hair, then we must do so first. We must stop using our differences to separate us and focus on what bonds us as a culture and utilize that to excel in our communities. We must take value in ourselves and our futures by focusing on self betterment and on our children’s education.

We have so much influence over pop culture and we don’t even realize it. Stop and take a look.

That’s why in some ways it’s upsetting to see what some women subject themselves to, which sometimes is a direct result of their background or childhood. We have the power to change our image and be so much more than caricatures.

We must take value in our women. We must take value in the diversity of our women. We must love ourselves. And love each other. It’s not about one person being more black because they wear natural hair over another person who wears a weave. We are all black. Hair does not make you a race.  We need to talk about it.

These conversations must take place. So don’t take it personal but take it to the heart to see what we can do better to be better.  Black is so beautiful and we have to remember that every day because each of us are beyond beauty.

Simenona Martinez is an avid writer and business woman. She is passionate about making the world a better place.