“I’m uncomfortable in my own skin due to rejection because am dark” – Nigerian lady laments
A Nigerian lady has lamented on social media after facing rejection and insults due to her skin colour.
The lady identified as Mariam Besty Sule on Facebook, revealed that the society has made her so conscious and uncomfortable of her dark skin.
She also revealed that she always edit her photos lighter before posting them on social media platforms because of colour Ian.
According to her she has lost several job opportunities due to her complexion and some people jokingly always tell her she’s “too dark”.
“I’m very uncomfortable in my own skin, I edit my pictures lighter than my skin color because of how the society makes me feel about it,” she wrote on Thursday, February 18.
“A lot of time I was called different names as joke, but I noticed I was actually affected by it.. the ridiculous jokes of “black board or color of their black shirt” or you’re too black, I can’t give birth to a black child.
“I’ve gotten rejected for jobs because of my skin color and got insulted jokingly.
“Stop saying hurtful things to black women under the disguise of joke because they are colorist statements and you are a colorist,”
“Black is beautiful and I’ve learnt to love it and you will respect it.
Black is beautiful and deserves to be in all shows!”