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    People Are Hashtagging #IWillNotApologizeForBeingDarkSkin To Celebrate Their Complexion

    The blacker the berry, the deeper the roots.

    Alicia Daniella is the unbelievably gorgeous woman who started the #IWillNotApologizeForBeingDarkSkin hashtag.

    She shared via Twitter that she used to hate her complexion because of jokes about dark skin, but now she loves it.

    Twitter: @keepupwithle

    Alicia tells BuzzFeed Life that growing up, people would call her names, like ape and gorilla, and the bullying even turned physical as kids would pull her hair and push her.

    Now, though, the 23-year-old aspiring marketing director has come into her own and says, "I really just want to let everyone know that being dark skinned is not a disease, and I will not apologize for those who feel uncomfortable."

    And now that she's taken to social media to embrace her complexion, other people are following her lead.

    Like this gorgeous gal with her pearly whites.

    And this stylish trendsetter.


    That smile! *heart melting*

    Speaking of #BlackGirlMagic...

    🎶Singing, "Blaaack brotha, strooong brotha, there is no one above ya"🎶

    Twitter: @talkyo_ISH

    Shouts out to Angie Stone.

    When you're pretty and G.

    Literally, speechless.

    Twitter: @areycc


    I mean, does it get any cuter?

    We're not even worthy.

    Can we talk about this 'fro, tho?

    And these deep waves, too?

    We see you, boo!

    Skin, edges, AND brows? We can't even take it.

    Fresh. As. Hell.

    Reason 7,493,928 the '90s were the greatest era of all time.

    Self-love on fleek.

    Tatts + buns? Yes, please!

    Basically, this hashtag is everything.

    So get to scrolling, and love your skin!