Beauty and the Beast is all the rage these days, and so is tumblr.
But this time around, the tumblr of the Beauty and The Beast writer was not “dark skin,” according to her tumblr user page.
She’s a beautiful skin blogger who, after having been exposed to the darker side of beauty and science, decided to post her own tumblr about her experience as a woman who was born in a dark skin community and has had to deal with the same issues.
The first post, titled “Dark Skin,” was published in September 2014, and was a reaction to the backlash she faced for writing about her dark skin and her experiences of racism and sexism in her own community.
“The tumblr became a haven for me and my darker skinned friends,” she wrote.
When she started blogging, she was told that “dark” skin was a label people were born with, she said.
I grew up in a small town, in a town with few people of color, and I didn’t want to be called ‘dark.’
When I read a white, cis-hetero person calling me dark skinned, I was angry, and the very fact that I had to face that reality and explain it to others in a public space made me feel ashamed and insecure.
And it was a reminder that the word “darkskin” doesn’t exist.
It’s not like we were born this way, and there’s no way to be “normal.”
“I think we’ve become so used to hearing people talk about ‘dark’ skin,” she said, adding that she was shocked to see other people post their experiences with dark skin.
My community, my community of friends, my family, my parents, my friends and my teachers all used the word ‘dark.'””
For me, it was like a punch in the gut.
My community, my community of friends, my family, my parents, my friends and my teachers all used the word ‘dark.'”
She’s also been called “dark brown” and “black.”
She said it’s “never crossed my mind” that “blackness” would be something that was used to describe a person of color.
As an outsider to her community, she often felt invisible, and sometimes even afraid of people who would assume she was “different.”
“It was a really scary thing,” she recalled.
“It felt like I was missing out.
Even though I was very close to people in my community, it felt like they never really got to know me.
I felt like people just assumed I wasn’t a ‘real’ person, and that it was because I’m ‘dark.”
She said she’s “just trying to make it easier for people who have had to confront that,” and said she’d like to see “more tumblr posts about being ‘different’ and not being afraid.”
Her post about dark skin, which has more than 1.4 million views, has been shared more than 50,000 times since it was published.
Beautiful skin tumblrs is a community of tumblr users who have struggled with the idea of “darkness” and its connotations, according to its founder, Shauna McFarland.
While the term “dark-skinned” has been widely used to refer to people who are born with dark or dark-colored skin, the term is rarely used to talk about the darker skin community, McFarall said.
She said she wants tumblr to change that.
In the past year, tumblr has been heavily criticized for including posts about “dark and dark-skin” posts.
A few months ago, tumbler Masha was banned from the site after her posts included a link to a blog post about a “darker skin” user who was not black.
McFarland said tumblr doesn’t use the term in any of its posts about dark or darker skin, and she said that it is important for people to recognize that dark skin is a spectrum.
“When you’re in a world where you can’t just say ‘dark-skin’ or say ‘black-skin,’ it can be incredibly difficult to be authentic and to feel that you’re not an outsider,” she added.
Tumblers can be “a really powerful tool to help people navigate this new world of ‘dark,’ ” McFarly said.
“I think a lot of tumblers are still really scared to go on tumblr.”
In her blog post, McAsland said she decided to start Beautiful Skin after receiving an email from a woman from a dark-seeming community asking if she was interested in “keeping a record of her dark experiences.”
The woman told her she was an “outcast” and that “she was afraid of being called dark.”
After reading the email, she