Hope you all are doing lovely and feeling great! Today for the Dark-skinned Girls Rock! Series, we're featuring Rochelle from What RoseReddSaid... Find out more info about her below!
She's a 30 year old Administrative Assistant and Student from Atlanta, GA!
Describe yourself in 3 words. Creative. Passionate. Musical.
Tell us about your personal style.
My style is classic eclectic. I like to mix traditional pieces with funky pieces. I wear whatever makes me feel good.
Who are your style icons? My style icons are Jackie O., Michelle Obama and June Ambrose.
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?
I struggled with the whole "you're pretty for a dark skinned girl" thing. As I have grown, I have come to appreciate all the colors of the diaspora and have made a concerted effort to not allow anyone else's standard of beauty define how I see, appreciate or love myself.
Do you have any advice for other dark-skinned women that are struggling with accepting themselves because of the color of their skin?
The advice I would give dark-skinned women that are struggling with accepting themselves is to abandon any ideas, thoughts or concepts of negativity when it comes to how they perceive themselves. Rid yourself of the standards of beauty that society has created. Set the standard by appreciating not only your skin color but, your sense of style, your way of thinking and your presence as a woman and as a human being.
What do you like most about being dark-skinned?
What I like most about being dark-skinned is how much more vibrant colors are when you were them and how bright your smile is when paired against your dark hue. What I like the best is how sweet it to be dark because we all know...the darker the berry...the sweeter the juice and the darker the flesh, the deeper the roots! :)
Thank you so much Rochelle for participating in the series! You have such a lovely smile! I love how you said "rid yourself of the standards of beauty that society has created. Set the standard by appreciating not only your skin color but, your sense of style, your way of thinking and your presence as a woman and as a human being." *two finger snaps* lol. And I totally agree the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice and the darker the flesh, the deeper the roots!! Don't forget to check out Rochelle's blog, What RoseReddSaid... and you can catch her tweeting @Rowashington.
My dark-skinned ladies, if you are interested in participating in the Dark-skinned Girls Rock! series shoot me an email, email@example.com. 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.