In Lightened Skin

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In lightening my skin, will that help me to fit in? I can hardly recognize myself, act as if I’m ashamed of my brown self.

Colors more beautiful than the rainbow. From light to dark skin black, more concerned with what “they” say tho’.

Life starts and ends with us. Why do we let “them” trouble us? Our beauty can’t be replicated, snow flake trying to duplicate it. Why does she look better with my behind? Society to us has never been kind!

Just because my eyes are not green or blue, does that short change my value? Can’t you see that everyone is trying to be like us? Over our bodies and hair they all make a fuss! Full lips quivering with sooo much pain. After we change the beauty within us….we’re no longer the same.

Sistahs please oh please stop lightening your skin! There’s no need to do that in order to fit in. We are blended with an array of beautiful colors….no need for spray tans, leave that to the “others”

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C.K. McGhee is a woman of faith who believes in nurturing her spiritual relationship with God in order to be her best and to give her best. She hails from New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, which is just north of New York City. Having been diagnosed with Major Depressive and Anxiety Disorder twenty years ago, she is concerned with bringing awareness to the Mental Health crisis in America; specifically focused on The African-American community. She believes that not only are her struggles with mental health a testimony for someone else who may be struggling but that it’s the very foundation for her advocacy platform; to inspire, motivate and inform others that there is life despite mental health challenges. Her signature phrase, “Here’s to brighter days”, maintains a steadfast hope that all of the voices that have been silenced by stigma, will be supported to speak their truth, knowing and understanding the value of their lives; walking in purpose towards their brighter days!

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