Hi Phoenicia! Your last name suggests that you may be African as well, and I’m glad to see that we can connect on this topic.
It’s sometimes unfortunate how much I have to think about beauty as an adult, and I’m very sure it’s mostly due to how disenfranchised I was made to feel about it when growing up. It feels like now that I have the tools to survive in this world, I can’t not be aware of how deeply beauty and our perceptions of it affect our realities.
I’m glad we’ve both come into our own, and I’m glad you’ve found this liberation with me!
Thank you for sharing, sis :)