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White Skin and the Battle of Good vs. Evil

February 01, 2014

Quick! Describe the typical Megan Fox movie role in 3 words. I'm thinking sexy (more like OVERTLY sexy), male fantasy (that counts as one!) and evil. Ever notice how her raven-haired and "mysterious" characters are always pitted against do-gooder blondes? Think "Jennifer's Body". Heck, think all the way back to "Confessions of A Drama Queen". Yes, I admit, I saw that movie.

There's a reason why Megan Fox and countless other dark-haired Hollywood actresses get stuck with the role of villainess, while the innocent blondes hog the spotlight: light is good, dark is evil. In a way, it makes sense. I'd much rather walk into a room filled with light than one that's pitch black. Beneath the shadows lies the unknown, which could be some creepy, evil stuff! It's a universally understood concept that isn't always true. And yet society still dictates this standard into what we think is beautiful. From fashion, hair color, all the way down to skin color. Way back when, light skin was in because it was considered good, sometimes even holy. But hey, there's nothing wrong with white skin. Many women are born with it, and that's cool. What's wrong is society telling us that that's the only form of acceptable beauty.

So what do we do in the Battle of Good vs. Evil: The White Skin Chronicles? It starts with you. Remember that despite the towering billboards that scatter our cities, despite the glamorous celebrities (who all start looking the same after a while), you are beautiful. Whatever color your skin or hair is, and even if you have flaws that drive you nuts, don't allow your beauty to be stifled by a standard that's from a time generations ago. It's old. It's so 15th century, and you're a modern girl living in a modern world. Get with it!

Share your insights on Facebook and for bonus points: Have you ever felt the pressure to lighten your skin, and how did you overcome it?

Love and raven hair,

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