The “Colored Girl” Campaign Praises The Radiant Spectrum Of Black Beauty

Like many important beauty initiatives, this project reminds the world that black women are beautiful in all shapes, sizes, and skin tones.

Historically, blackness has been underappreciated and devalued. Fair skin and Euro-centric features have been the norm and the scale for what beauty should be. Because of this, black features – like kinky hair, full noses, and curvaceous bodies – have been regarded as unfavorable and unattractive.

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The ‘Colored Girl Campaign’ emphasizes black beauty regardless of shape, size, or skin tone. (source)

The societal disregard for the beauty of the black woman has made it all the more important for black women to support one another. This is made difficult due to the schism between dark-skinned and light-skinned women. Nonetheless, many efforts are made to encourage black women to embrace their beauty and love themselves.

Tori Elizabeth (right). (source)

Tori Elizabeth (right). (source)

The “Colored Girl” campaign is one of many initiatives working to show the world the beauty of black women. The campaign features ten women who represent w variety of body shape, size, and skin tone. All of these women are unique and nothing short of exquisitely beautiful.

Christina Abiola (source)

Christina Abiola (source)

Founder Tori Elizabeth described her motivations in an interview with Essence magazine: “I started the ‘The Colored Girl’ Project because I wanted to show the different aspects of beauty as it pertains to Black women.”

Hilda Akua (source)

Hilda Akua (source)

“I wanted to highlight and celebrate our unique beauty: our eyes, our lips, our cheekbones. I wanted women from different social and cultural backgrounds. I wanted women with angular eyes, women with freckles and fair skin, and women with really rich, ebony skin. It’s so important to be proud of who we are and showcase the beauty of blackness.”

Leineal Howard (source)

Leineal Howard (source)

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