Jaela-My Brown Skin Girl

I am not in competition with anyone; only myself~Jaela, African Queen

My Sunshine

When I heard the song Brown Skin Girl, it brought tears to my eyes as I immediately thought of my daughter. (I am a tear dropper, I should have listed that in my fun facts, lol.)

Ya Skin like Pearls

This blog is dedicated to my daughter Jaela Denise. I call her my sunshine, as she has always brightened my day since the day she was born. As she has grown, into the little adult finding her way we have had storms. But after the storm there is always sunshine. That’s why she’s my sunshine. My daughter has the biggest eyes, the fattest cheeks, the cutest little toes that I loved to nibble on when she was a baby, a contagious smile, and the most beautiful brown skin.

Brown Skin Girl is a song by Beyoncé, featuring her daughter Blue Ivy, Wizkid a Nigerian artist, and Saint JHN. It’s a new song on her album Lion King: The Gift , which is her love letter to Africa. How can you not love the Queen B, she just amazes me, and this song did not disappoint! She pays homage to the beautiful brown girls of the world and the importance of loving oneself.

Lyrics To Brown Skin Girl

Brown skin girl, Ya skin like pearls Your back against the world I never trade you for anybody else

In todays era of colorism, this song should be an anthem for all the girls who must deal with colorism and feeling like you are less because of your brown complexion.

Lyrics to Brown Skin Girl

There’s complexities in complexion
But your skin, it glow like diamonds
Dig me like the earth, you be giving birth
Took everything in life, baby, know your worth
I love everything about you, from your nappy curls
To every single curve, your body natural
Same skin that was broken be the same skin takin’ over
Most things out of focus, view
But when you’re in the room, they notice you (Notice you)
‘Cause you’re beautiful
Yeah, you’re beautiful

Colorism is another blog post within itself; however, it is awful, and I hate it. Society has tainted the world to believe that light with fine hair is beautiful, and society is wrong. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and run skin deep.

When I raised my daughter, there was never any issues of complexion or colorism when she was young growing up. Only until she entered school filled with people and their delusional minds about the standards of beauty. I have always told my daughter that she is beautiful.

All my beautiful brown girls, I love you. My daughter, my sunshine, I love you this lifetime and next lifetime, I am proud of you. And I am blessed that God chose me to be to your mom. My Sunshine if you are in doubt in this crazy world, remember what your mama told you.

Your Beautiful

I love you more than words can explain

Love Always, Your Mommy 💗

6 thoughts

  1. Very beautiful dedication, she is beautiful as well. It’s so important that we teach them their worthiness from the beginning because you’re right,as they enter school or at play people will try to make them feel a certain way about who they are and how they should look. This was my focus with my oldest and is my focus with the youngest daughter. 🙏

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    1. You are right everything starts at home. We must teach our girls self worth and value. We have to make them strong. With social media and the false standard of beauty in today’s society. We constantly have to remind them of their beauty 💗


  2. Aww❤ she’s so beautiful and you’re definitely right. My daughters are the only Africans in their school, they are still little, and 0I need to start teaching them to love themselves even when they are different. I love your posts Shawn, always filled with messages

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    1. Thank you so much Bukolo, I was inspired to write this piece by Beyoncé song, I hope you listened to it. I definitely started when my daughter was little about self love , because the standards of beauty in America are light complexion, skinny, straight fine hair. I tried to do give my daughter a solid foundation so it wouldn’t be cracked. The world is a difficult place.


      1. I listened to it, and I love it. This mentality is almost everywhere. Even here some blacks bleach their skim and also their children’s skin. It’s so sad. Why can’t we embrace who we are and how we are? It’s really sad.

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