After reading Colourism is Real, one of my friends, the good Doc remarked, “Very profound indeed… This is so relevant today as many people feel less worthy of themselves due to their complexion. The good news is that, a significant amount of light skinned black and even white men adore dark skinned sisters!”
How true! This brought back some sweet memories, some as far back as 2003. This incident is by far the sweetest act of pure, genuine appreciation of my black skin I’ve ever experienced. I hope that perfect stranger will one day read this poem:
Another incident happened sometime last year while accompanying a friend to board a taxi to Sharpeville from Vereeniging taxi rank near Osbro Stores… Well, I was uneasy because I did not understand the compliment as my SeSotho still needs some panel beating…
There are quite few and rare, but yet they exist. Those few gems, men and women who totally appreciate the dark skin. Talking of women, the first time I met my little 21 year old sister in Christ, Tshepang, she said, “Ohhhh, your complexion… I absolutely love it! I’d do magic with that skin and a camera!”
I guess it’s not all gloom and doom in the life of a dark skinned African girl 😁 Thank you Doc, for evoking the sweet memories.