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