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Color… Ism

Raven Roberts Colorism
Light skin,
Brown skin,
Dark skin,
My skin. 

Her words like an echo
Like they were ripples in water
“I’d never have pictures of my niece and nephew if they were dark skin. dark skin. DARK. SKIN.”

She goes on…

“We tease my grandmother for bringing the darkness in our family.”

The darkness? Whose darkness?

The darkness of her grandfather.
His skin forever taunted, forever tainted the lightness, the rightness, the whiteness of their family. 

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I’m in a Clairol Campaign

Y’all, your girl was in a Clairol, Nice & Easy Campaign. Clairol had 100 women dye their hair with their newly formulated Nice & Easy permanent hair dye. They wanted to test if a new hair color would boost a woman’s confidence. Clairol has also been working on this new formula for years so they wanted the launch to be special, and I think it was just that. Here’s what they found out:

  • 97% checked themselves out more
  • 87% got more compliments
  • 77% gave more compliments
  • 70% said they were ready for anything
  • 85% felt more confident

Now I’m not saying coloring your hair is going to solve all self-confidence issues, but I do see it as putting on make-up, a new lipstick or that outfit you love. When you do the slightest change it gives you a new outlook on yourself. Continue reading I’m in a Clairol Campaign

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In love With…

Raven Roberts Influencer

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This post is a little different, as in it’s a lot lighter than my last few posts. I wanted to share some of the products that I’m in love with right now. I’ve been LOVING the following products: Philosophy Amazing Grace Ballet Rose, Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara, Vanity Planet Forever Young Hot & Cold Rejuvenating Facial Wand and Lauren’s All Purpose SalveContinue reading In love With…