Present in all plants, humans, and animals, is a dark biochrome 'melanin', the pigment responsible for the color of our hair, eyes, and skin.
It is produced through some chemical processes, which gives rise to different kinds of melanin. This little pigment does not only define the color of our bodies but depending on its amount, melanin also protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, and skin with more melanin has a better ability to absorb heat.
Be it white, light, or shades of brown and black, all humans are beautiful the way they are. Over the years, racial discrimination has affected humans, especially women, in feeling low about their skin type. However, women today are raising their voices through racial activism, to promote self-care and love of skin.
"I am an African Queen, a dark-skinned goddess, a melanin princess."