FAQs About My Melanin
Yes, I have dark skin.
No, I’m not from down south.
Yes, I tan but it’s more of a summer glow
No, I’ve never been to Africa
Yes, I’ve always been this dark
No, I don’t want to change it
Yes, my peers picked on me for it as kids
No, I didn’t sit in the sun too long
Yes, I still remember all the hurtful names
No, I didn’t let them break me
–As a child I hadn’t realized it but the words were a test to see how far they could bend
*Note: These are actual answers to questions asked by adults.