In “A Colourstruck World Skin Tone, Achievement and Self-Esteem Among African Women”, the relationships between skin tone, social and economic achievement, and self-esteem among African women. The history of slavery and how lighter-skinned blacks were more accepted than darker-skinned blacks because they had similarities with white people Not only has it been ingrained in our minds by historic racism, but pop culture continues to help globalize this imbalanced perception of beauty between different shades. As history clearly shows, colourism existed in the past when the skin tones you were categorized in decided what you can do and how you are treated.
Even after the period of slavery, colourism continued to affect education, occupation, and income of women. As we try to change, or completely eradicate beauty standards, we should focus on what is happening inside the African community In this issue Beverly Naya stars on the cover “Break The Rules” were the superstar actress talks about her experience on colourism leading to the actress projects #50 shades of black which look at the relationship between skin tone and self-esteem, which I personally thought very interesting. Beverly Naya shows the relationships between the level of self-esteem and skin tones in adolescence and adulthood. There is not a huge difference in the level of self-esteem in adolescents. However, as they become adults, self-esteem of very dark brown people drops. Beverly Naya got you here now these ladies would keep your eyes glued. “Eyes glued” what are you currently reading? Aura has come up with “women to watch” which talks about top successful women who are making a mark in this world, and some aren’t too young for success? It gets better with the best designs from Arise fashion show which takes you on a liberating countdown showing you what’s hot and hotter from the runway.
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