3 days ago
Ok here's a topic that I really avoid discussing but is necessary. I was about this age when I felt so self conscious about my skin color, in my own country I felt like I looked different even from my own family, I was always the darker one in the room. I loved playing outside under the sun and in a minute my skin would turn into a beautiful chocolate color that I didn't appreciate before, I also had to walk about 20 minutes everyday to the nearest bus stop to go to school just when the sun was at it highest point which I hated it because people would made me feel less the darker I get. I remembered one time a group of light-skinned girls were all trying to come up with a reason to why I was so dark, we were just so their reasons were completely stupid now that I think about it, but back then it made a huge damage in the way I felt about myself, in Mexico they relate skin color to social class and it's something that people don't aknowledge as RACISM, and it has to stop.
It took me years to feel confident in my own skin, to embrace my color and nationality. Honestly at this point of my life I feel so annoyed that I let others affect the way I felt about myself that's why I didn't talk about it, but now I'm ready to fight you if you are one of those people.
I think many things happening right now triggered this feelings, I see the world and when I think we are making progress, I see on the news things like what happened to JussieSmollet what JoyVilla and rickyrebel wore for the Grammys. Someone randomly shouting at me "GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY" while I was walking down the street last week and some stupid tweet about someone saying how some places are not longer for "select people" meaning white people! And it makes me sick to the core see ignorance on this level
But what gives me hope is that there is a majority of people who are willing to fight for their rights for equality and they are trying hard to be that change we need in the world.
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