Peach Fuzz

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Elementary was a struggle for me. I’m talking choppy hair pulled back into a pony tail (and not even one of those cool slick ones), dirt stains on my knees from soccer, some dark peach fuzz on my fair(ish) skin, and the dark forest on my legs. What made it even harder was that I was strong,…

Born to Be

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The road to self-acceptance has been a long road. A long, winding, slow, bumpy road. I stand at 4 feet tall, 8 inches. My skin is brown, and all of my features are unapologetically straight from Africa. And, I’m not thin: my boobs bounce when I go down stairs and my thighs rub together when…

A Time for Change

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Growing up, little girls are bombarded by advertisements, movies, and TV shows that tell us the ingredients to success: a slender body, a symmetrical face and unbelievably clear skin. As we get older we spend countless hours trying to perfect what we consider to be our flaws. We spend countless…