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Accurate & Diverse Portrayals of Dark Skin POC Improved My Awareness of Colourism

Photo by Juan Vargas from Pexels,Photo by Trung Nguyen from Pexels,Photo by Riya Kumari from Pexels,Photo by Jermaine Ulinwa from Pexels,Photo by Muhammadtaha Ibrahim Ma’aji from Pexels,Photo by Anna Tarazevich from Pexels, Photo by Tisha Vassel from Pexels, Photo by Aviz from Pexels Although it’s necessary to read, listen and watch content that will educate you on colourism. In my experience, I’ve learnt that if I didn’t seek out an accurate representation of dark skin Brown and Black people,Continue reading “Accurate & Diverse Portrayals of Dark Skin POC Improved My Awareness of Colourism”

A board with the words you are worthy of love

9 Best Self-Love Practices for Valentine’s Day

Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels It’s easy to live through each day of the year wallowing in the pressures and difficulties that come with being human and thus neglecting ourselves. It’s also easy to crave things such as love, pampering from others, the feeling of being special, plus being thought about. Now, while these are valid andContinue reading “9 Best Self-Love Practices for Valentine’s Day”

There is a Time and a Place For Romantic Relationships!

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels So in the year 2022, I think I’m finally ready to date 😝 Since the beginning of Uni, I’ve been pressured to date. I was always asked by friends, acquaintances and even co-workers questions such as ‘why are you single?’, ‘don’t you want a boyfriend?’, ‘why aren’t you dating?’. Now although theyContinue reading “There is a Time and a Place For Romantic Relationships!”

Three Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day While Single

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels Valentine’s day is a perfect day to celebrate love. However, who says that you have to celebrate it with a romantic partner or partners? So, to all my single people out there who are not in the mood to mingle, here are three ways you can enjoy Valentine’s day this year. Me, Myself andContinue reading “Three Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day While Single”

Perfect Christmas Gifts From Black & Brown Owned Businesses

Photo by Olya Kobruseva from Pexels With Christmas just around the corner, It’s safe to say that many of you are on the hunt to find the perfect presents for your loved ones. So to make this process easier for you, here is a mini directory filled with fabulous Black and Brown owned businesses with the perfect ChristmasContinue reading “Perfect Christmas Gifts From Black & Brown Owned Businesses”

A dark skin Black person running in the rain. They're wearing denim shorts and a blue front tie top and a camel hat

Black Joy is a Sweet and Precious Experience

Photo by nappy from Pexels This article was inspired by the wonderful book Black Joy which we highly suggest you purchase Though we celebrate Black History month every month here at Dark Hues. We decided to still do something special because ultimately why not? So to honour Blacktober the beautiful and talented Black team members chose to useContinue reading “Black Joy is a Sweet and Precious Experience”

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I’M BLACK Y’ALL

Trigger Warning: Colourism, Sexual Assault “Nobody loves a black girl. Not even herself” ― Nicole Dennis-Benn The recent and ongoing Black Lives Matter protests have acted as a catalyst for necessary conversations that are long overdue. Conversations about institutional racism, the effects of white supremacy, the dangers faced by Black trans people, White privilege… and so muchContinue reading “I’M BLACK Y’ALL”

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