Do you guys remember those tiny skin pigments you read about in school, melanin? Remember? I happen to own so much of that, probably wondering where am going with this, i mean to say, i am dark skin (we have two types though, brown and black, I am not yet aware of which one i am). Its sad though, many dark skin are opting for a lighter skin tone, so they have gone through great deals to shade of that color. Something i find so hard to understand. I am no judge though, that's what free will is for, to choose whatever we want with our life's. I am proud of who i am as in its not my fault that my homo sapiens ancestors decided to migrate from the rainy forest to the sunny savannas altering our DNA and changing our skin color? ( What i read.) I believe i was wonderfully created, The way i am.
So my curiosity led me to a future me, my tales as a dark one in a world full of light ones. Before that let me explain what it is like right now, imagine what it is like to be made to feel less of who you are? Less beautiful, less capable, less humorous, less everything, Always the one with dry jokes. The Awkward one. I saw a job requirement reading only light skin ladies. Even the dark skin gentlemen are dating lighter girls. My ideas, my opinion are likely to be heard if i am lighter. If socialites are changing their skin with all the glamour and fame, imagine of a simple dark skin country girl. Waking up every morning with a shattered self esteem, a dead confidence and no matter how great others thing you are, never feeling great. The pain of having to live in your shadows, of never knowing or showing how great you are.
The future me imagined, a few dark people living in a light world. But this time, only the skin will have changed, for the sophisticated cosmetics are incapable of altering our DNA. The effort we will have trying to explain to children why they have a dark skin different from their parents or will we have to introduce them to the very method we use to change their color too at a very early age? The much chemicals we expose our bodies to in the process, will they permit us to live long enough? Am no expert, guess we will find out.
Then being dark will be a disease or depending on how rare we will be, we may be put in zoo's To think of it, melanin will be a much sought after commodity, we will be rare, chances of us being poached and extracted of our precious pigments are high. No way? Technology will have provided a way. After the dark skin have gone extinct i guess everyone of the artificially turned light skin will want to be dark again, Like i said its my imaginations we will have to find out.
In the meanwhile, like someone said
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
Its all about who we are inside. we all are beautiful, be it light,dark, brown,white, red name them. If you don't believe you can,how will you convince others of how capable you are? we unfold our own myth. We are our personalities, our self worth, we are who we believe we are, not someone else. My confidence is built on the things that i can do, not on what others think i can or cannot do. ( Though at times it is needed to boost, key word boost not create our esteem)we are more than just skin color. I can never change who i am, for i can achieve anything by believing in who i am. Accepting and loving who i am. Whatever we outwardly give is what we attract. Be self loving and that what you will attract around you. You will never find a lion taking a walk with a group of wailing hyenas. Like my wise ancestors said (not the adventurous homo sapiens ones) Judge not your beauty by the number of people who look at you, but rather by the number of people who smile at you. ~African Proverb. Beauty is what you posses.
Published by mary muema