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Our Very Own "Awkward Black Girl" to Cover Girl! Beauté Brownie Issa Rae, Congrats!

Yaaaassssssss!!! *snaps fingers repeatedly* 

Issa Rae is one of our favorite Beauté Brownies in the business. After a successful run with her Youtube series "Awkward Black Girl", she landed a spot on HBO for "Insecure" which has become a favorite for it's candor and relatableness. She has already made history as the first black woman to create and star in a scripted series for the premium cable channel HBO and now she's a covergirl. Whoop, whoop!

Cheers all around!!!

You've Gotta Be Joking! - Sudanese Model Was Asked If She'd Accept $10,000 To Bleach Her Skin

by Gabrielle Marie

I mean, at what point and in what year will the hate and intolerance of diversity stop? I'm typing as fast as a pissed off wife texting her man about forgetting their wedding anniversary! Here at Beauté Brownie, we make it our aim that 90% of our articles are uplifting and inspiring, and not to give any extra spotlight to the sad and ignorant realities of today's world. However, there are some stories that we have to address. 

Nyakim Gatwetch is an absolutely gorgeous Sudanese model that was asked a disturbing question by her Uber driver as she hopped in for a ride. Check out her experience below:

"Deep Dark" Where? | Darkest Shade of Kim Kardashian West's "KKW Creme Beauty Contour Kit" Disappoints

by Gabrielle Marie

Good Morning Beauté Brownies,

As dark skinned woman myself, it's always been a struggle to find the right foundation, much less, a contour kit that is truly dark enough to actually work with my skin tone. Honestly, I've really just given up and stayed away from the whole contour craze. I admire it on everyone else though for sure!

Yesterday during Jarette's usual Youtuber stalking session, she came across Nyma Tang's review of Kim Kardashian's "KKW Creme Beauty Contour Kit" in Deep Dark, and sent it to me. All I want to say is... Deep Dark where? Take a look at the video below and you'll see what I mean:
Do you see how the color meant to contour literally just blended into her skin? The highlight was also way to light. It makes no sense to call a contour kit "deep dark" that isn't even true to it's name. I am a fan of Kim's, and I've always admired her work ethic and fashion sense, but this is totally unacceptable.The blatant choice of cosmetic lines to leave out women with darker skin tones is really disheartening. As Nyma mentioned, it could make you feel that there is something wrong with your skin. It took years for me to feel confident with my skin, so I know first hand how it feels to be left out, ashamed and discouraged when shopping for beauty products. Huge cosmetic companies like KKW Beauty and others really need to do better to cater to ALL skin tones, not just those that are lighter. There is absolutely no excuse for the lack thereof, being that these companies have the vast resources to be inclusive. What are your thoughts?

Brownie Power: Inspiring Young Girls of Color To Fall in Love with Math and Science

Today we came across an article on The Renewal Project about 19-year-old college student Sasha Ariel Alston who has written a beautiful inspirational children's book.
The tech industry has a gender diversity problem. A 19-year-old from Washington D.C. is pushing back with a new book. Sasha Ariel Alston began writing “Sasha Savvy Loves to Code,” a semi-autobiographical story about a 10 year-old African American girl and her friends attending an all-girls coding camp. Her goal was to inspire young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math, while teaching some programming basics as well.

The tech industry can be isolating, Alston said, “Even with me in [tech], I still don’t feel necessarily comfortable, because I don’t really think I have anybody that I can truly relate to.” In this sense, Alston and her book are models for the next generation of girls, showing that they can be interested in tech without stigma, that they too can love to code.


Beauté Brownie Kids: Flexin' In My Complexion

Now this is what we like to see! A young woman taking a negative life experience and turning it into a positive movement.
10 year old Kheris Rogers was bullied for her dark complexion, so she started a fashion brand to inspire others to love the skin they're in. It broke our hearts when she re-told the story of how her and her classmates were assigned to draw themselves and her teacher handed her black crayon instead of a brown one. She then switched to a more diverse school but the bullying didn't stop because she was then bullied by her other classmates. The sadness she felt from being bullied by classmates of her own race inspired her to create a fashion line that helped other girls & boys love and appreciate their skin tone and diversity. Watch the flick below to learn more about Kheris, her journey and her goals!
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