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Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy’s “Brown Skin Girl”, straight off The Lion King: The Gift album alongside her single “Spirit”, sparked a new #BrownSkinGirlChallenge on Twitter since the song’s debut last Friday.
The song, which promotes self-love and embracing one’s dark skin, has inspired woman all over the world to proudly, and confidently, show off their brown skin.
— i luv Whales 🍃🍁 (@ArielleKn0wles) July 21, 2019
— . (@rielesvalentine) July 21, 2019
My momma gave me light golden brown skin & kinky, coily hair. I’ve never been ashamed of it or embarrassed by my wide nose, full lips because she also gave me something even more important:
Confidence & self love.
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) July 22, 2019
— Raven (@RavenOnRebel) July 21, 2019
— Habon W. (@Habootle) July 21, 2019
The challenge is a rather refreshing break from the hate so often plaguing social media.
— DreamYoncé ❤🌺🌹🌺❤ (@dreamyonce3478) July 21, 2019
“Brown Skin Girl” features Guyanese rapper SAINt JHN and Nigeria’s WizKid as well.
Feature image: screenshot, Beyonce via YouTube