Conversations about colorism aren’t easy.

Though many of us know there’s a direct connection between the hierarchies affiliated with lighter skin and systemic oppression, understanding the nuances and depths of how racism is embedded into our culture requires ongoing conversations.

Luckily, Listen to Black Women: Take to the Streets is here for it.

In this week’s episode, host Lis Willis hits up Curlfest 2019 and moderates a panel of awesome women discussing how skin color has affected how they see themselves. The ladies keep things colorful. They dive deep into the messiness of colorism, speaking on everything from cancel culture and men pressuring you to have the ideal “look” to healing self hatred and having the hard conversations. Most important, the forum hits on what’s next. Mentorship. Education. Love. The ladies drop gems on it all and more.

Check out the panel and don’t forget to share your thoughts on the journey to loving the skin you’re in below.

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Episode 1: Listen to Black Women: Take to the Streets is Here!

Episode 2: Black Women and Sexuality

Episode 3: Is Social Media Pitting Women Against Each Other?

Episode 4: Here’s What Black Mothers Gets Right (and Wrong)

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