Sunday, April 18, 2010

The way I am...

I’m so confident its ridiculous & I think its only because of the fact that when I was younger growing up in the islands older men would always tell me how smooth and pretty my skin was. It was always the older people, never anyone in my age group. I guess its because society told them that light skinned = pretty.. At any rate, when I was about 8 or 9 I went to my dad and asked “why didn’t you make my mom a dominican or puerto rican?!” He sat me down and said to me “I love beautiful dark women and I wanted a beautiful dark daughter.” I didn’t understand then, but as I got older everything I heard before started to make sense. My skin is the same, I don’t break out and I’m happy for it. Thats why when people tell me “you’re pretty for a dark skin girl” the only part I hear is “you’re pretty.”