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Thursday, April 9, 2009

I Am An African Woman ...



I am an African woman ... but that does not mean that I have ebony skin.

My skin is all shades of black and brown ... dark brown, chocolate brown, sandy brown, black-brown, light brown, tan, mocha, cappuccino, bronze, amber, taupe, sienna, sepia, mahogany, rust, copper, ecru, auburn, camel, russet, wenge, coffee, earth ... and yes, ebony.

MIMI Africana Links: Are You African Enough?, Stuck In The Middle

(Photo Credits: ©iStockphoto.com, Phototrolley) (Model Used For Illustrative Purposes Only)

6 comments:

NJE said...

YES MIMI, THIS IS SO TRUE. I WISH THAT PEOPLE DID NOT ASSUME THAT ALL AFRICAN PEOPLE ARE BLUE BLACK. WE COME IN ALL SHADES OF BROWN, AND LET'S BE REAL, WHITE AS WELL!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Here, There, Elsewhere, said...

Simply stunning lady!!!!!

Your post is so, so true...black people can be white too - I am African (born and brought in Ghana) even though my parents are European and white!

I feel black in my heart and soul but my skin is no longer dark (it used to be very very dark...)

Tairebabs said...

I couldn't agree more! lovely post.

Anonymous said...

this is a great blog, I'm black american and I love this blog and the beautiful pictures.

Gene Lythgow's Actors Wing said...

Beautiful post. Beautiful human being: inside and out. Our diversity can express itself in so many ways: from our genetic disposition, to our character disposition: and all of it is equally important and beautiful. I am currently directing a film that revovles around the plight of the African Albino population and the hard (and sadly, at times: deadly) treatment they receive. Thank you for sharing. You may be interested in taking a look at a site we have created for the film: a generous portion of the revenue is going to raise awareness about the African Albino and dispelling the myths and fears about light colored Africans. Huge hug to you. and thank you. http://aalbiatron.homestead.com

-Gino