Dark Girls: Official Preview

I just got home from doing hair and my brother Rahim brought this trailer to my attention.  It’s a preview of a documentary by Bill Dukes that is coming out in the fall of this year (2011).  The film as of now is titled Dark Girls.  It’s a powerful film about the stigma of being a “dark skinned” woman and what they have to deal with from not only society as a whole but especially from other black people who they considered family.

Word really fail me on this one. I was brought to tears by some of what i heard.  Fall can’t get here fast enough because i can’t wait to see the full length version of this film.  You can view the video below.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Peace

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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3 thoughts on “Dark Girls: Official Preview

  1. I can identify with a lot of the things these sisters said. Fortunate for me… I always felt like an alien. Just out of place and in disbelief. I know what I saw, and couldn’t understand what they saw. I thought I was beautiful and one day, everyone else would see it. I just had to be patient. I also had a little sister that was even darker than me and I remember a dark skinned girl saying she didn’t want to hold her because she was too black. From then on, I felt I had to be strong for all the dark girls of the world & especially formed a protective and tight bond with this particular sister. Anyway. It wasn’t until my freshman year in college (in Atlanta) that I got the validation I was waiting to hear. A dark skinned man told me I had a beautiful skin color. Maaan! Hearing that was enough to keep me in Atlanta 18 years later. 🙂

  2. I am dark skinned with sister locks. I have never had a problem with my complexion, although it seems that other Black people do. They bleach their skins, have woven into their hair other people’s hair. This I find strange and rather I look on them with pity when I see them ‘work’ the hair that is not theirs.

    If you are dark and especially with natural hair, hold your head up high and dont apologise for being dark. Its about time we as a race stop thinking and believing that being lighter is beautiful. Look at what is happening with the white race, they all now want thick lips, big hips, when we have been naturally endowed with these things. I dont need any film to tell me how beautiful I am because I know that God made me this way for a reason.

  3. I also wept at some points.I had no idea that self-hatred could be so strong.People can be so cruel, not realising the deep wounds they are causing.

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