Lupita Nyong’o. Photo credit: Nerdmuch.com

A How-To Guide to Having Dark Skin and Trying (But Failing) to Love it

“‘A How-To Guide to Having Dark Skin and Trying (But Failing) to Love it’ is a research essay written for Dr. Henderson’s ‘Writing 1’ class in Fall of 2014.

This piece delves into the dichotomous sorts of identities that black women (both in America and abroad) are forced to reconcile as they begin to understand that this overwhelmingly…