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Shondaland: "Celebrating Your Natural Skin Tone"

“People often describe me as someone who looks like she just came back from a vacation at the beach, which is unusual for someone of Korean heritage.”

As a Korean person with tan skin, I’ve faced unwanted comments from family and strangers about my color since I was a kid. I wrote an article for Shondaland about colorism, which is discrimination against people with darker skin tones, and the dangers of skin whitening. In the end, embracing your natural skin color is the healthiest thing you can do for your body and mind.

Let me know if you have experienced colorism before. How did it make you feel? Contact us at and @momphdblog.


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