Hope you all are doing lovely and feeling great! Today fot the Dark-skinned Girls Rock! series we're featuring NeShanta from NeShanta Stylish She. Find out more about her below.
Everybody meet NeShanta. She's a 31 years old Air Force veteran, mom, wife, boutique owner, wardrobe stylist, fashion blogger, fashion editor, personal shopper, image consultant and full time fashion marketing student at AIU from Atlanta Georgia!
Describe yourself in three words: Ambitious, Eclectic and Passionate.
Tell us about your personal style.
My personal style is just that… my personal style. I wear what speaks to me, flatters my body type and inspires me. I am a girlie girl with a love for bows, sequins, animal prints, vintage clothing and all things glam! I consider myself eclectic yet chic!
Who are your style icons?
I find inspiration in June Ambrose, Solange Knowles, Kourtney Kardashian, & Carrie Bradshaw.
Have you ever struggled with self-identity issues because of your complexion? If so what are some things you did to accept yourself for who you are and love yourself?
As a dark-skinned kid with big lips, dark gums and small teeth, I’ve dealt with my fair share of teasing. I can remember wishing I was light-skinned and wishing I had “good hair.” I spent a good part of my youth wishing I wasn’t who I was. We didn’t have all of the money in the world so my mom made due by taking me to the thrift stores. Instead of having one more thing to be teased about, (not being in style) I didn’t go for trends, I fell in love with vintage, I was able to set myself apart from everyone else. Around the 10th grade things started to change for me. I began to care less about what people thought of me and was able to accept and embrace who I was as being beautiful. I haven’t looked back since.
Do you have any advice for other dark-skinned women that are struggling with accepting themselves because of the color of their skin?
Love yourself and love the skin God has put you in. You cant change it so you may as well accept it.
What do you like most about being dark-skinned?
My black in beautiful!
NeShanta you are stunning! Thank you so much for participating in the series. Love the advice you gave about loving ourselves and the skin we're in. I also love how you set yourself apart and embraced yourself for the beauty you are. Dont forget to check out NeShanta's blog, NeShanta Stylish She and her online store, and you can catch her tweeting @Msstylishshe.
My dark-skinned ladies, if you are interested in participating in the Dark-skinned Girls Rock! 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!