Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve been reading Ways of Dying by Zakes Mda. In the book, there’s a woman who is described as pitch black. While doing the book review on air, I took the opportunity to talk about colourism. As you have read from some of my previous posts, I was a … Continue reading
I am a black woman, but have never seen myself as such. I always saw myself as a human being although sometimes being black and proud was very difficult for me.
With the rising cases of bleaching, you can only ask yourself where the mentality that a certain skin colour is more superior than another came from. The pressure to ape the Western lifestyle has become so much to the extent that many young girls are opting to compromise their health just so that they can … Continue reading