Oh shame, what happened to your skin?

Having acne prone skin is a frustration. Anyone that has experienced this will no doubt agree. I can go through a year of even toned, glowing skin with maybe that odd breakout during my monthly and that’s it. But when it rains, it pours.

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“You’re so exotic, you should date white men”. Seriously?

It is interesting how many times I hear this statement. We’re a quarter of the way through 2017, and I am still hearing these quips. It makes me think that maybe we’re not as an advanced a society as we’d like to think we are.

There is a level of racial stereotyping when it comes to such statements that leaves me deflated and robbed of my personality and many of the qualities that make me who I am. Momentarily, I am reduced to an exotic creature that needs to be claimed by an owner who appreciates exoticism.
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