The desired change has to take root from within ourselves.
I hear the same stories from parents of black children day after day. Their daughters are
expressing the desire to have hair like long straight-haired April in their kindergarten class. These
same girls are fawning over the white skin and long flowing hair on Barbie or Elsa from Frozen.
Boys who look like young Gary Coleman are asking why they don’t look like and have hair like
Jake from from Jake and the Neverland Pirates or Justin from Justin Time. The parents that I
speak to tell me that that they try their best to affirm their children with compliments on their
appearance, but their children are still interested in looking like someone else or being someone
else. I think that teaching our children to love and embrace themselves, their skin, hair, unique
personality, etc. is THE most important lesson to teach. Please watch my
TEDx talk on this…
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