Representation is truly important in a young person’s life — especially a young person of color. For a long time, the message given to darker skin people was that they aren’t enough, while lighter skin folks seemed to have it much easier. You’ve seen it before in Hollywood: people of lighter complexions are usually cast as kind, attractive, sweet and good — while people with richer or darker skin get cast as the evil, sassy, undesirable one. Lighter skinned folks are even called “fair” sometimes — which can easily make a brown young girl feel she’s not “fair” enough.
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But thankfully, there are artists like Beyonce who understands the importance of representation, and uses her art to highlight those that are underrepresented — like our Brown Skin Girls.
While attending Tyler Perry’s studio opening over the weekend, a young woman approached the Queen about how the song BSG changed her life, saying:
“The song that you did for Brown Skin Girls changed my life. Hearing the words gave me more power in my own skin”
Beyonce’s response, priceless!
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“You’re gorgeous! That’s why I sang it, I made that song to empower young brown skinned women. I want my kids to feel like that.”
So to all the brown skin beauties doubting their power, the queen has spoken.
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Candid Bey: Watch Beyonce Get Emotional About The True Message Behind ‘Brown Skin Girl’ was originally published on globalgrind.com