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Rise Women Rise: Dianna

Guest Story by Dianna As the doors to the yellow bus open I had to mentally prepare myself for the 45 min of teasing and taunting by the lighter skinned kids that rode the same school bus with me every … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Monique

Guest Story by Monique I felt ugly and not beautiful for most of my childhood I just was not very pretty or so I was told by my family. I would hear stories about how I was so dark as a … Continue reading

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World Premiere of Dark Girls Movie in Toronto at TIFF

We are proud to announce that the Dark Girls movie will be making our world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September! There is lots of work to do to get ready in time. Check back here … Continue reading

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New Video Story: Rise Women Rise

—- The Dark Girls Movie- Rise  Women Rise Campaign seeks to share their stories of healing, empowerment, and triumph. We know this issue goes beyond the United States and Black people. This is for ALL women from around the world. If … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Rosetta

Guest Story by Rosetta The dark skin vs. light skin controversy became perceptible to my consciousness in my 6th grade elementary class. The boys in the class were passing around a list of all the pretty girls in classroom. Each … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Leona

Guest Story by Leona My story is pretty much like most Dark Skinned women, I was made fun of, talked about with black jokes, “you so black, you went to night school and was marked absent every night”; but I’m … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Kierra

Guest Story by Kierra It took me 16 years to realize that my black was beautiful. I have embraced the fact that indeed my black was BEAUTIFUL for almost four years now. This skin I was in for so many years … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Francie

Guest Story by Francie We called it ‘ring around the collar’: At college parties, it was that moment when you could clearly see black men with light-skinned black women dancing in the middle of the room, and dark women, like … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise- A Male Perspective: Khephra Burns

Letter to Bill Duke from Khephra Burns Khephra Burns’ body of work includes several acclaimed books, as well as works for public and commercial television, for magazines, and for the stage. He also contributes to several monthly publication including Essence … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Tiffany

Guest Story by Tiffany My deep brown skinned daughter doesn’t know anything else but she is beautiful. I just don’t understand this concept I’m glad this movie was made because it will give me lots of insight on this type … Continue reading

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