Hope you all are doing lovely and feeling great. Its Monday! So yes, another lovely lady will be featured for the Dark-skinned Girls Rock! series. Today we're featuring a reader of CherrieAmore named Deetra! Find out more about her below.
Deetra La’ Rue
Everybody meet Deetra, shes a writer from Montgomery, AL!
Describe yourself in three words. Beautiful, Funny and Talented.
Tell us about your personal style.
I love fashion, but despise trends, because then you lose your sense of individuality and start to look like everyone else. I “beat to my own drum” , and DO NOT entertain others opinion of me, because I dress to appease and please me. I typically gravitate towards anything black, but I am starting to branch out and try different colors, because I should be proud of my body and not hide it (hence the black).
Who are your style icons? A few style icons I enjoy are Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian (when she’s NOT trying to be overly sexy).
Have you struggled with self-identity issues, because of your skin complexion? If so, what are some things you did to accept yourself for who you are and love yourself?
As a teenager, I was always concerned about the color of my skin. I didn’t really date, because I thought nobody wanted me, considering the fact that all the guys were into the “long haired, fair-skinned girls”. At one point, I felt almost inferior to them, because I was not only dark-skinned, but plus sized as well. However, I learned that we are ALL equal and no one is more beautiful than the other, just because her hair is longer and skin is lighter. I began to tell myself that I am beautiful inside and out, and if someone can’t accept that, then I can’t accept their shallowness.
What do you like most about being dark-skinned?
I get to live in a “skin” that was made specifically for ME, and I must say it is GREAT!
Thank you so much Deetra for participating in the series and sharing your story with us!! I admire your confidence. I love how you said that we all are equal and how our skin color nor the length of our hair defines our beauty. I also love your quote " Never change yourself to fit the description of what someone else says you should be, because in the end you might not like the person you’ve become." I believe this too. Sometimes we try so hard to fit in with others that we create a "false identity" for ourselves and end up evolving into a person that we don't like.
My dark-skinned ladies, if you are interested in participating in the DGR! series shoot me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org. I need you lovely ladies to submit interviews to keep this series going. So don't be shy! You DO NOT have to be a blogger, fashionista, vlogger, etc. This series is open to all! To find out more about the series, click here!
EMBRACE YOUR BEAUTY!