Dark-skinned girls in general are underrepresented. Girls that are your “dark chocolate” dark are even more underrepresented. It’s like there’s this scale. The paler, the more attention, the darker the less attention. That’s looking at the media and such. I can’t lie to you and tell you that you’re skin color is everywhere and you just have to look for it or anything. Generally you just don’t see a lot of deep black skin tones being shown. Especially on Tumblr. But others like you do exist. You’re not an alien or some specimen. Your black is beautiful even if its not constantly on fronts of magazines (yet). Alek Wek isn’t the only model with your color, just the most publicized model I guess. At some point you will find somebody to relate with you with your same skin tone, but until then other black women of all shades will love and support you solely for being a black woman. Especially at WFDC. Your black is black. Period. And it’s beautiful which is really the root of it all.
Take pride in your color. Makes you more of a gem since you have your own unique color.
I actually made this because of your ask, Just a few other darker models. I wish people knew more deep black models, especially from America, but how can we really know when its never discussed? But hey until then
Stay empowered, xoxo