What  if someone told the black girl that beauty is not color? Beauty is not thin pink lips. To be beautiful is not about a flat tummy with a non protruding navel, neither do blue eyes nor smooth long hair define beauty.


Beauty is a mindset and not a handset of what the media,movies and the world told us. The world lied. It is the world which told my late granny, that to be black is to be a slave and forever backward.

The chain followed, my exquisite mama was told no black race is brilliant instead it is full of poverty and dullness. And now, the same world echoing the same missive tells me I am inferior and not good enough.

However, I know I am the paragon of beauty. I am the mother nature, I am the mirror of Africa.

Hey black girl , our rubies were hidden in the sand. I am a talisman of how magnificent and opulent the black girl is. Black girl, your palatial is your charm. Your wide hips, your plump and large lips.

Your hard fabric hair, your bulbous nose and your rotund body is the beauty that was gracefully bestowed to us by God.

Hail black girl! The world is yet to see a magnificent, pulchritudinous and dazzling creature like the black girl’s figure!


I know they said black is a sign of bad omen. In addition, that melanin is a curse. I remember they always secluded me from family photos because I was and still black.

Besides, as I hark back to my childhood games they would assign me to play the demon, the dog, the witch, or the thief because I was the most black of them all.

Furthermore, as I recall, boys in my class would always make fun of my color and would say “no man will marry a negro like you!”. Additionally, my friends would go for parties without me simply because of my conspicuous melanin.

Recently, I missed a journalism job because ‘I am black.’ One of the panel interviewers said “You are brilliant but am afraid this profession needs less melanated jewels.”

Black girl, the world will want you to be anything you are not. That is the reason they opine you bleach that skin. That is why billboards only have light skinned models.

Consequently, the music industry is full of brown skins. Clearly, where is the place of the black girl in this age? Gone are the antediluvian days where ‘melanin poppin’ was the slogan.

Nowadays, the black girl hates herself and is afraid of her own skin and at times wishes to run away from it. She is exposing herself to skin cancer and other infections in the name of wanting to ‘remove tint’.

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Although it took me long to get the gist of it all, I do not look forward to return to the self degradation that I bestowed upon myself. I know I am incredible and authentic.

I do not have to spend money to earn the color of Beyonce or Zari.

My black color is gold. I cannot trade it with a fake perception of what people refer to as beauty. Also, I don’t need to hold my lips in for them to look like Rihanna’s.

Moreover, neither do I need to shape my nose to be like that of Kim Kardashian West.

As long as the nose is performing its purpose- breathing, that is the hallmark of it. I don’t need to hide behind my skin just because the world want to see light skin only.

Hail black girl, let that melanin poppin! Walk head held high, after all, you are a goddess. You are the beauty even the sun can’t stand!

God created us to be the mother nature! Our melanin is what every folk needs to be protected from the harsh rays of the sun. Yet, they are quick to say, ‘melanin is ugly.’

The foundation of the ground that gives all life food is made of black.

Vividly speaking, the night sky is made of black. It is the blackness in the night that immerse sound and great sleep to us all.

Still disputing black is the mother nature? In a nut shell, God Himself with all his might used a black raven to feed his great prophet Elijah in the wilderness.

Black girl, you are all the greatness the universe is waiting in earnest eagerness.

The beauty of the black girl child cannot be overlooked.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has perceived what God has in store for the precious black girl.

Hail black girl, you are beautiful!!!

Mariam Mbodze

A lassie in the modern world, yet I got a missive from the ages... Silent thoughts make me yonder. Hey... Black girl talks, Mariam talks!


  • Charity Vugutsa

    wooow it’s an awesome piece and talks of reality.
    # Black is greatness

    • Mariam Mbodze Author

      Thank you very much… To be black is a blessing always, let’s say no to racism ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

      • David Kunguru

        This mines confidence of the black girl from deep within her and restores the glory of the black woman. Her elegance is not defined by the skin colour. After all, God loved her so much that He decided to make her strong in both ways, even in colour. I love my skin, black skin.
        Congratulations Mariam for this nice piece. I hear your loud awakening trumpet, keep blowing it.

      • Mariam Mbodze Author

        Yes indeed..Thank you Mr Kunguru. The black girl needs to be appreciated for she’s a goddess.

      • Mariam Mbodze Author

        Yes indeed… Thank you, the Black Girl needs to be appreciated for she’s a goddess ๐Ÿ‘‘

      • Christabel Aduda

        Amazing…black is beautiful…melanin don’t cruck

      • Mariam Mbodze Author

        Thank you dear โค๏ธโค๏ธ

      • Sharon Soi

        What is beautiful?BLACK,What don’t crack? BLACK,What’s the greatest gift a girl can have?BLACK
        So now girl,get up high and own this black,it’s pure gold
        Thanks mamuu for this, thanks again.

      • Mariam Mbodze Author

        ….. shiiiine๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ŒThanks dear.

      • Elijah

        A nice piece Mariam.

      • Mariam Mbodze Author

        Thank you Elijah ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      • Sheeroh

        I love it๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’“

    • Lucky

      Woow. A good one. Hail black girl๐Ÿ‘Œ

      • Mariam Mbodze Author

        Ahaa… Thank you Mr Enos…Thank you for acknowledging the black girl ๐Ÿ‘‘

      • Jared Juma

        Awesome piece. Well explained. If you doubt please ask yourself why people prefer black or anything related to black as clothing more than any other color. Black is beauty. You are very lucky to be born black.

      • Mariam Mbodze Author

        Wow Jared… This wisdom ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œvery well spoken ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Shemace

    Oyaaaa Mamuuu mali safi kabisa!

  • Frank

    Hail black girl .You are the epitome of beauty.A glorious masterpiece created by a master craftsman.God.

  • Mohammed Foro

    Good one; nice article. Kudos ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

  • Rodgy254

    Good one Mariam

  • Charles

    Hail black girl!! Cheers!

  • Tracy

    Waaaw such an incredible piece # Black Never Crack ๐ŸŒผ

  • Onunda Jnr

    Mamuu!!Awesome,this brings a deep excitement on melanin beauty. Keep it fired up girl!!!

  • Robah

    Nice work Mariam ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Gvn รbu

    In the future, as in the present, as in the past, black people will build many new worlds.

    This is true. You will make it so. And I will help You.

  • Bonaya Kinywii

    Good one Mamuu. Kudos for such an inspiring article. Hail the black girl๐Ÿ’ฏ.

  • Caren Chepkirui

    Hey my great and sweet friend I have,,you have great minds and I am proud of you…go go go Sis! You spoke reality…you and me Africans the black beauty…๐Ÿ’‘

  • odongo

    Hail black girl.Kazi Safi Mariam.๐Ÿ‘Š

  • Enock

    Wooow,this is so great Mamuuu..am 1000% sure this article will go down boosting self esteem of many…hail black girl๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ

    • Mariam Mbodze Author

      Enock you’ve said it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏMy prayer too, that the black girl will uphold herself with the crown she holds unknowingly.

      • Afandi

        Great piece Mamuu.
        ” …the beauty even the sun can’t stand.” Let’s love this amazing colour that God gave us. We are dark(black) and lovely.

  • Esther Mwachia

    While reading the article,at the back of my mind rings “brown skin girl๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ” Black is beautiful. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
    Nice piece Mariam.

  • Maureen Mutuku

    Black is beautiful.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Thanks Mariam

  • Am.pwm

    Keep encoiraging us girl!nice piece

  • Kelly G

    Great piece Miriamโœจ

  • Stephen

    Hail black girl, you’re beautiful!!!

  • Stephen Mukanda

    This,.. Gives confidence to the African natives. “Beauty is a mindset. ” This is a good one Mbodze๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Nicky

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅFaya mami

  • Teddyson

    A very nice article there chidada. What an author you are becoming congratulations sister keep it up.

  • Eric Muga

    Black I beauty… awesome writing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘keep it up Mamu

  • ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธGesare

    Hail Black girl.. I’m in love with this article ๐Ÿ˜

  • Meg Kirui

    A good read , in deed a ‘black girl should be bold and fierce unafraid to take up their space. All hail the black girl๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ.Black is magic!!!

  • Robert

    Awesome piece there. Instilling confidence to the Black Girl.

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    this is awesome

  • Chero

    Beauty is a mindset not a handset. Let’s keep glowing.๐Ÿ˜ again a great piece from Mariam

  • Chero

    Let’s keep glowing. ๐Ÿ˜. Just truly amazing Mariam

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