Thursday, January 5, 2017

OMG! Here’s What Happened To These 2 Women With Very Dark Skin In 2016

As we close out 2016, there were a ton of viral stories and life changing events that took place right on social media. Believe it or not, one thing that’s still an “event” is being “dark-skinned” in America.

Dark-Skin In America Being “dark-skinned” in America is an issue that stems from the days of slavery. It was the traditions of slavery and the plantation society that placed lighter skinned slaves at the top of the ladder, in the “house” with their slave-owners, while the darker skinned slaves were placed at the bottom of the ladder, doing back-breaking labor.

2 Dark Skin Goddesses! Khoudia Diop, the “Melanin Goddess”, started trending after she shared her story with The Daily Mail  about being bullied, and how bullies would call her “darkie” and “daughter of the night”.

Lolita, is a young woman that calls herself The Black Hannah Montana on Instagram. Her skin is just as dark as Khoudia’s skin, but she started trending because her face structure is very similar to a real life Barbie. Social media has referred to her as the “Black Barbie”. She really does look like Barbie huh?

So Here’s What Happened To Them In 2016! Well Khoudia gave herself the nickname The Melanin Goddess to inspire young girls and let them know that they are all goddesses inside and out! So, Khoudia began modeling with the goal of adding more diversity to the catwalk and encouraging women of all colors to be confident.

Managed by The Colored Girl Inc., Khoudia hopes to empower women to believe they are beautiful. Now, 2 years later, she lives in New York city and she recently reached over 350,000 followers on Instagram. When she first began modeling, she had 10 followers but now people all over the world are mesmerized by the rare beauty. 

Lolita’s making waves because of her skin, but social media has responded to her differently. She’s been nicknamed “The Black Barbie”, but the true color of her skin has been questioned.

Ms. Lolita is a beauty regardless of how you look at it. But folks in the PrettyUglyLittleLiar forum, have questioned if her pictures have been “Photoshopped” to make her face appear thinner or darker. Her beautiful skin, (or appearance of darker skin) has gottten her pretty popular on social media with a growing IG Page of almost 200,000 followers.

We wish both theses young ladies the best as they continue to encourage and impact beautiful brown girls and women all over the world.

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