Category Archives: Rise Women Rise

Rise Women Rise: Victoria

Guest Story by Victoria After reading Dr. Boyce Watkins blog that mentions the Dark Girls documentary film I was inspired to write a poem entitled “Black Rainbow”. Although there are only 255 words in the poem, I suspect that your 750 word limit … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Cynthia

Guest Story by Cynthia From the moment this historical event entered my world, I have been thinking about what the impact of this means me and how it will continue to affect my life. You see, I am not only … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Milka

Guest Story by Milka I have just watched the preview of the movie and that took me back to the comments I heard from close friends and relatives because of my iskin tone. I am a kenyan lady who has … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Karilyn

Guest Story by Karilyn In every woman’s journey come challenges to finding a life of self-worth. But for “dark girls,” women and girls of deep color, prejudice cuts to the core of the woman’s heart. Rise with us, women and … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Barbara

Guest Story by Barbara As a 58 year old dark skinned African American woman, I have always felt the discrimination, dislike, distane, humiliation, rejection and isolation in all of my 58 years. Although I have achieved a level of success … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Darlene

Guest Story by Darlene The following is an original poem i wrote inspired by my childhood, entitled Society’s Unwanted: the poem. As a baby who could I know that my future color would be one I could hate the skin … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Dawn

Guest Story by Dawn When I was a little girl I did not realize why my mother got so mad when someone said that I was a pretty black girl. She would always asked the person why they had to … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Kimberly

Guest Story by Kimberly My story may be similiar to other “Dark Girls”, but of course we have all had different journeys… Growing up I had an issue with my tone because I felt I was too dark to fit … Continue reading

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Rise Women Rise: Liv

Guest Story by Liv I live in the Bahamas. It is a nation of 350,000+ where black is the majority. I have friends that are dark and have grown up with the same issues of colour that happen in the … Continue reading

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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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