What if we accepted our Blackness? Why do we feel we have to explain our Blackness to others? Why is the validation of being black necessary?
These were all questions that Takia Ross, owner, and lead makeup artist, of Accessmatized, asked herself while penning her riveting and eye-opening poem “Little Black Girl.” Penning this poem, helped to drive the point that there is beauty in just being black. Validation is not necessary. I AM BLACK! I AM A WOMAN! Period!
I can remember a little Black Girl whose smile was bright as the eye could see.
This poem birthed the idea of “Blackness” which is a three-part series that takes the beauty of the woman and presents the image through queenly makeup and interpretation. This proves that we are beautiful and unique even with blackest skin.
“I’m a woman, Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” – Maya Angelou