Black is beautiful. Women are diamonds. So that makes Black women nothing less than flawless. With our bronzed skin, smooth and Black, we are the epitome of pulchritude. But in a society where European standards of beauty have stigmatized Blackness, dark skin has become taboo. Viewed as a disease, almost. Unwanted, frowned upon, and wrapped so tightly in shame that many of our sun-kissed gems find themselves romancing filters, lightening creams and corrupting their color with skin bleach. Especially our women.
But how? Not why, how?
How can something so black, so alluring, be perceived as unsightly? How can skin so kissably rich not be admired and adored by everyone? Well, we may never know. But for the folks out there sleepin’ on that melanin, I got a nice cup of cocoa flavored coffee to wake dat ass up.
So without further due, feast your eyes on these 20 Ebony brown goddesses that’ll hypnotize any non-believer with their golden, velvety gifts.