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This is a thick (21-mil) heavy weight (310g) paper with the luxurious style of traditional artists' papers. It has a natural-white, matte finish with a textured watercolor feel.



This just for you, giclée print, is created with archival materials guaranteed to last a lifetime.




  • 100% Archival

  • Acid-Free

  • Breathtaking Colours


(Frame not included)


Painting Story:


What a disgusting phrase right?


The phrase "pretty for a black girl" is extremely offensive, and unfortunately, I have heard it directed at me several times in my life. Many other darker-skinned black women have shared similar experiences.


I have even been told, "I normally don't date black girls, but you're not like that black." My immediate reaction was confusion because I am from Africa and have never understood what it means to not be "that black."


I want to bring attention to this issue because despite progress, many people still hold on to these poisonous notions. Dark-skinned women, in particular, are often made to doubt their beauty because of years of white supremacy.


In this painting, a beautiful dark-skinned woman is depicted surrounded by discriminatory phrases commonly directed at black women. I collected these phrases from my own experiences and those of other black women. Can you recognize any familiar ones? Have you ever said any of these phrases yourself?

Pretty for a Dark Skin Fine Art Print

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