Look beyond the Vogue cover of Beyonce to the words inside to see what Queen Bey is trying to tell us.
Atheism is all we’d ever known. But the first friends Cole made on campus belonged to a Southern Baptist church group. Not long after, he converted.
Coming out required me to first love myself, and then to believe that someone out there and would love me back.
“Not About Looks” features two teenage girls from Oakland and their experiences dealing with body image and self confidence.
I aspired to be white, to have the beautiful skin and to be seen as an angel because after all, there were no dark colors in heaven. From fourth to seventh grade I denied being African. I denied my mother because of her thick African accent. I denied my family for their darker skin tones. All except my older brother, letting kids believe he was my father, and I was his daughter. I thought maybe his light skinned complexion would cause kids to believe that maybe, just maybe not all Africans were dark and ugly.
I’ve realized that being comfortable in my own skin should be one of the most important things to me.