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Details: 32” x 32”


Original Acylic and mixed media painting on canvas.


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 Painted in 2021-2023.




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 Girl

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