What Beauty Means If You’re a Woman of Color

The Black Girl Fancy is a style and beauty icon all by herself, because she’s inescapable, ubiquitous and aspiring.  And her global obsession makes sense, her allure of effortless design and sophistication make up her #BlackGirlFancy and the captivating  women who epitomize it.  Take for example Dorothy Dandridge a triple threat and an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer.  The illustrious  Lena Horne had an  career as an American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist, spanning over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater.  Josephine Baker an entertainer, activist and French Resistance agent, her life and career centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted  France.  Louise Beavers starred in Imitation of Life.  The movie was profound and deeply moving and by the end of the movie I was in tears it is indeed a must see on so many levels.  This is what I know Being Black and female is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and yet the universal inclusion is far and wide.  Our standard of beauty is not the status quo propaganda.  And the change I’m speaking of  has already begun.  Not only to encourage and celebrate individuality and diversity in women of Color, it means Black Girl Fancy has had a remarkable journey reaching beyond the pale,  from the barriers one may think, feel or believe that are in front of us, real or imagined.  Limits often are self imposed, no one can stop me or us but us.  I strive  for the greatness within.  I will Celebrate our uniqueness, our privilege, our blackness.  And for that I celebrate #myblackgirlfancy, #Because. We. Are and  #Yes. We. Can    

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