Dr. Yaba Blay of Drexel University, a renown colorism scholar (who was also featured on CNN’s Black in America 5 with me), has created a response to the common half-hearted “compliment” — You’re pretty, for a dark-skinned girl. This response is Pretty.Period., a site dedicated to the beauty of brown skin.
“A visual tribute to brown skin. A visional testament to Black beauty. A vision board for healing.”
LaShawnte, one of the children in my colorism workshop featured in Black in America 5, is featured on Pretty. Period. as well, as Dr. Blay has become a mentor for her and a healer for her issues with colorism.
The site acknowledges black beauty, including photos, testimonies and other forms of inspiration. Please check out this much needed food for the black soul!
Let’s all take a stand against being pretty for a dark-skinned girl, and stand up for being pretty, period!