I love my hair and skin.

Valerie-Elverton-DixonValerie Elverton Dixon,
East St Louis, IL.

As an African-American woman living in a society where the standard of beauty is light skin and straight hair, I am so grateful that I came of age during a time in this nation’s history when we started to celebrate and to affirm the beauty of various skin tones and the beauty of African-American natural hair.

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