There Is No Shade In Beauty

skin of all shades
Photo credit: Benji Aird

In her speech during the 2014 Essence Magazine’s Black Women In Hollywood Award ceremony, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o speaks poignantly about being taunted for her dark skin, about self-hatred and feeling unbeautiful. She reminds girls who may be going through the same battle that there is no shade in beauty.

It’s not just shades of beauty. It’s shades of age too. It’s all here, in this brave and personal account of adultification bias.