“Love the Skin You’re In,” Says Elmo and Lupita

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

After Monday’s depressing post about skin whitening soap, today I bring you better news on the same topic courtesy of Elmo and my new girl crush, Lupita Nygong’o. They have a simple message: Love the skin you’re in. Way to go Sesame Street for offering this tiny tidbit of self-love empowerment in a world where white skin is held up as pure and perfect, dark skin is demonized and skin lightening products can be found on grocery store shelves. I hope some little brown girls are watching this, some big brown girls too. Enjoy!

Do you love the skin you’re in? Do you even think about your skin color on a daily basis? I’m so listening.


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