I am a Black woman in her prime and I created this blog for women of colour who want to look and feel good while celebrating our unique cultural, physical and aesthetic assets. We are often judged by European standards of beauty prompting many of us to seek to conform to western ideals instead of valuing who we are. We come in many shades: dark brown, mid brown, light brown and olive-hued – and a variety of shapes from thin to curvy – but we are ALL beautiful!

Dr Deborah Gabriel


Ever Been Told ‘You’re Good-Looking for a Dark-Skinned Woman’?

Why does mainstream popular culture and some Black and Asian cultures often revere light skin while denigrating darker complexions?

Read my book, Layers of Blackness: Colourism in the African Diaspora and find the answers. Free to read online or to download the PDF.