A South Sudanese model blessed with strikingly dark skin is embracing her pigmentation and hoping others will do the same.
Nyakin Gatwech, 24, who now lives in Minneapolis, was once asked by an Uber driver if she would consider bleaching her skin.
“Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God [blessed] me with?" she responded, according to Huffington Post.
Gatwech has embraced the title “Queen of Dark,” and advocates for black rights around the world through her social media accounts, which routinely earn thousands of likes.
Check out some of her photos below.
MELANIN MONDAY So my new nickname is Queen of the Dark and I love it I'm so thankful and grateful to all the amazing people showing me love and support and writing such powerful articles about me.. we are all beautiful in whatever shade of skin color God create us in. So why should the be dark bad? Embrace and love who you are and world would as well!! @iamtberry Designer @msoromia @queenkim_nyakim Model @queenkim_nyakim #melaninpoppin #southsudanesebeauty #blackisbeautiful #chocolate #blackgirlmagic #melaningoddess #nubianqueen #nuergirlbeauty #modellifestyle #sleflove #embraceyourbeautyladies #skinpoppintho #QUEENOFDARK
That look you give them when they try to tell you that you are pretty for black girl.. like please.. black girls are everything black itself is everything is not the color or sadness or death black is the colors or brave, strong black is the color of me BLACK IS THE PURPLE YOU SEE IN A RAINBOW BLACK IS BLACK BOYS AND BLACK GIRLS IN CORNROWS BLACK IS YOUR CHOCOLATE HAND IN MY CARMEL HAND BLACK IS THE COLOR IN THE CRAYON BOX KNOW ONE WENT TO BE BLACK IS THE MAN AND WOMEN WEARING DREADLOCKS BLACK IS THE STARS IN THE SKY THAT HAS NO BEGINNING OR NO END BLACK IS THE RICH COLORS OF AFRICA BLACK IS THICK FEET, ROUGH HANDS AND FULL LIPS BLACK IS ACHING BACKS, SWOLLEN FEET AND ACHING HEARTS BLACK IS BEAUTY LIKE THE REAREST DIAMOND IN AFRICA BLACK IS ME PROUD TO BE By DENISE BOYCE #nubianqueen #queenofdark #melaninpoppin #sleflove #saynotoskinbleaching #southsudanesebeauty @isaacwest
Y'all have no idea how grateful and bless I am thank you to all my followers 100k wow you can't tell me my blue skin is not popping? When 100k people all over the world think it is lol thank you again everyone!! Designer @styletrolley @nicoleecaston #confidenceiskey #chocolate #slelove #saynotoskinbleaching #shorthairrocks #melaninpoppin #southsudanesebeauty #nubianqueen #QUEENOFDARK #melaningoddess #africanqueen #nuergirlbeauty
When you look into your reflection through the mirror what do you see? I hope you see nothing but how beautiful, smart, intelligent, outstanding, unique you are you!! |Genesis| || creative director/ fashion designer|| @isaacwest || photographer|| @worldtravelingq #southsudanesebeauty #africanqueen #chocolate #melaninpoppin #melaningoddess #nubianqueen #nuergirlbeauty #model #naturalhair #africanprintfabric