i caught up with a sista friend yesterday.
when we talk,
it is always a deep conversation about life.
the topic was black people.
we got onto the subject of skin color.
she said that if beyonce was as dark as her,
she would not have nearly the amount of success that she has.
“i kinda agree”.
she also pondered why these sistas in the industry always dye their hair blonde?
i often wondered myself because many of them looking stunning with darker hair.
before we hung up,
she said i should thank my parents i am able to “pass“.
“life is not to kind to dark berries,” she said.
that part left me confused…
… but i got it.
i wanted to say it hasn’t got me a job,
i started to wonder if the lighter the skin,
the more open the magic door of acceptance?
according to her,
be amazing if you “pass“?…