Bleek on Activism, Politics and Socio-Political Discourse
Flexin My Complexion
Type 'beautiful woman' into google images, what do you see? How about 'perfect skin' what now? Try 'good complexion', then 'nice skin' and if you haven’t thrown your computer across the room yet then type, most 'beautiful people in the world'. Notice anything? Well it seems ladies have had enough of the lack of diverse representations of skin colour in the beauty industry. The hashtag #flexinmycomplexion has been trending. with women globally using it to share pictures of their beautiful complexion's, in all shades.
Of course whenever darker people try to affirm themselves, the obligatory backlash and accusations of "reverse racism" rear their ugly head, while missing the irony of complaining about being excluded…