Darnesha Weary describes step dancing as “creating music and rhythms and beats with every part of your body.” She directs the Northside Step Dance Team in Shoreline, and last year, her team used their dance routine to protest the police shootings of unarmed black people.
Colorism isn’t just another term. It is an experience. In the black community, dark-skinned girls and women are often seen as less desirable than their light-skinned counterparts. After being constantly told that they are “too dark” or seeing only fair-skinned women be considered beautiful in their communities, dark-skinned girls often struggle to feel beautiful growing up.
How Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Black Panther challenged tradition and changed the American superhero industry for the better.