Kayla W.'s article, “Tall, Dark, and Nappy” made a point that people don't often think about. The stereotype that “fair skin, light eyes, and straight hair” are beautiful exists in society today, but beauty shouldn't be limited in that way. Every shade of skin and hair texture should be accepted as beautiful. I also loved when Kayla discussed “the ability to overcome what others perceive as ugliness and make them see beauty in it.” Thank you, Kayla, for writing this article; you're speaking for girls across America.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.