10 Reasons Black Women Love Themselves

April 18, 2011  |  

We know, we know. Sadly, not all black women love themselves. Low self esteem, environment and a host of other elements can affect how any woman, regardless of race, will feel about herself. But recently an Essence Magazine study found that “African-American women are twice as likely to feel positive about their beauty.  That’s certainly encouraging! It’s no coincidence that we appreciate ourselves a tad bit more than other woman. Here are some reasons why…

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  • Eva Learning

    What do I love about being a black woman .. Our strength and influence. We may be criticised and sometimes undervalue our own existence but the fact of the matter is we’re precious! What is there not to love?
    Indeed fearfully and wonderfully made. Just wish we wouldn’t forget it so often sometimes…

  • Cma141047

    I am 14 years old. A few days ago, a white girl that I get along with pretty well asked me if i would rather be black or white. Before I continue, let me paint a picture for you here, this girl is blonde and popular and kinda ignorant. Anyways, i told her straight up that I would never, never trade my black heritage in. No offense to white folks, but the history of my people is too rich and powerful to simply trade. 

  • Blkqwn7

    I agree with all that has been said, and that Ive read. Being Black comes with a lot of problems, but such as life you have the good and the bad, pros/cons. I absolutely would not change being who I am, a Black woman. I am soft, but there is a strength within my soul that doesn't need to be loud to be heard. I love my caboose and absolutely adore my body, lips and would never perm my kinky locks, although I do straighten out my hair, love the natural flexibility we have and all the styles we can create without adding a bunch of volume or other crap to the hair to get the hold. I love the different hues we come with and yes I do notice that men of all cultures check us out, although initially I didn't I didn't understand their stares and found them to be uncomfortable. Many men in other cultures, besides Black, still do not want their own kind to know that they often will sneak on Black entertainment so that they can get another peek at Beyonce's behind.

  • najah abdail

    BLACK SERIOUSLY DOESNT CRACK alternatively stated
    a drug free Black person doesn't aga

    (as long as weed and crack aren't involved) because both ages your skin lips and insides

  • browngirl

    dam where this site been all of my life? Go blackwomen!! you are all queens!!

  • Joseph C

    When it comes to this article, ITS ON POINT from beginning to end.

  • Knowledge King

    Article looks like it was written by one of those women who are hollow inside & require constant reaffirmation as to how beautiful & strong they are. Real Black women don't go around reaffirming or seeking reaffirmation. They take it as the default. Anything else is out of the ordinary…..

    Keep ya 'eads up sistahs cuz you are the salt of humankind. Queens only fit for kings.

  • bouyant

    I cannot imagine being anything else. Black women Rock!

  • chris

    Yep, I love the sistas and the sistas tend to love me, for the most part……some of them won't give me the time of day, might be the accent, lol. Besides the obvious physical attributes, which every man adores, black women have a peculiar strength and character that demands a man to stay on his toes….we resist it, but deep inside we appreciate it. Nothing beats a beautiful, elegant and educated black woman that is confident but not sassy.

  • Debo

    I LOOOOOOOVE my dark skin full lips and curvy body!

  • Darkesthourglass

    One of the better lists on this site, this list rocks! More Black women believe they’re sexier compared to other woman, are more sensual, and least likely to commit suicide (or so I heard). I love being a Black woman. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  • c'est la vie

    As someone said above our strength, beauty, resilence, perserverance, our talent, determination, and willingness to work hard. No other race of women, that I can think of, have been through what the black woman has been through, and still we rise. Mya Angelou expressed it best in her poem, "Phenomenal Woman". Phenomenal woman that's us.

  • golden brown

    I love being a PROUD BLACK WOMAN, with the way this world is today, WE are so beautyful in so MANY WAY.
    and i love the fact how so MANY other races of women, trying so hard to get what we were giving by GOD.

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  • Kris C

    Love this. I also appreciated all the pictures being women that look different….we are so many shapes sizes styles etc….we keep the white man guessing

  • JustSaying

    The title should be: 10 Reasons Black Women SHOULD Love Themselves.

    But we all know black women who don't, and do the opposite of these.

  • lisa

    Black is beautiful. Ladies let's wake up every morning and admire our beauty cause we are beautiful.

  • black is where its at..once you go black you never go back..

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  • Dimples

    Rememer when we longed for long flowing hair, remember Whoopi? and anything else that would bring us to "their standard" of beauty . . . but now, I know there are probably little white girls and they mommas, and I know I said they- who are now longing for the versatility of our hair, the curve of our back sides. The scrip has flipped!
    I love love being a black woman, although growing up was difficult for me and I didn't feel beautiful because of my dark skin but now! I love it love it love it! My natural hair, my smooth black velvety black skin. I wouldn't want to be anything else!

  • Dominique

    I love everything about being a black woman. Just as Kim C stated above, "I am fearfully, beautifully and wonderfully made!" <3

  • Kim C

    I agree with all of the above comments. I love thefact that women of other races are spending thousands of dollars to get what we have naturally…curly hair, big bootys, tanned skin, lucious lips…the list goes on and on. We are strong and resilient by nature, love our children and our men with a fierceness none other can match. And I especially love that I turn the heads of men of ALL races when I walk by. I am fearfully, beautifully and wonderfully made!

  • lively09

    I love all of these reasons. I'm a black women who is proud, and accept all of my features, and do not conform to what society says is beautiful. I hear men of all races talk about how confident black women are.

  • Christie_love

    I thank God for creating me how he wanted me to look like,i love being a black woman.

  • Prissy

    I LOVE that we are STRONG, RESILIENT, BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, HARD-WORKING and TALENTED . I LOVE that our features, which were ONCE talked down upon…. the OTHERS are BUYING and some even dying to GET! I LOVE our MINDS, our HAIR, our NOSES our LIPS and our sense of BEING! There is NOTHING like being a BLACK woman! These reasons in the article are on POINT. I LOVE being a Black woman for more than just 10 reasons. WE are simply ONE of a KIND. 😉

  • Prissy

    These reasons are ON point.. But I LOVE being a BLACK woman more than just for 10 reasons!!!! WE are AMAZING. 😉