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 Growing up, I loved everything about me! I was beautiful, talented, outgoing, unashamed and fearless. The fact that I was the darkest child out of all of my siblings did not matter one bit!  Once I got to high school, my confidence plummeted. I felt so inferior to my peers. I received so many compliments? that now that I think about it weren't compliments at all. They went something like, "I usually don't date dark skinned girls but there's something special about you" or "You're cute to be dark skinned." Even then, comments like that made me feel some type...

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