[image description: 2 tweets from Chuks @Black_in_Asia
1: “My 12yo cousin today told me that she was sad because she isn’t beautiful because she isn’t light skinned.”
2: “I asked her if she had seen Lupita and how gorgeous she was, and it immediately changed her frown to a big smile. :) #ThePowerofRepresentation”]
Photoshopping does more than alter our sense of body image in terms of weight. It also portrays false ideals of skin pigment.
Uplifting dark-skinned women to be seen as equally beautiful as their lighter counterparts is NOT synonymous with hating light skinned women.