Beauty has nothing to do with complexion. This popular saying has been proved right by a 24-year-old model Nyakin Gatwech. In an era where everyone is running after whitening creams, south Sudanese model is breaking all the stereotypes of Beauty.
This South Sudanese model is popularly known as the Queen of Darkness. The model, who now lives in Minneapolis embraces her moonshire dark skin. Gatwech defied all the old beauty rules and is on a journey to promote skin positivity.
She is an epitome of self-acceptance and positivity. Nyakin is quite popular on Instagram. She has 266k followers on Instagram. She had very weird experiences with people asking her strange questions.
So is my birthday and I want to thanks each and everyone that took time out of their busy lives to wish a happy birthday I'm really thankfully and appreciative to each and everyone of you.. I want to thanks God almighty for allowing me to see another year and blessing me with such great friends family and life partner???? life has it ups and downs for each and everyone of us but as long as you know your bless to have reach another year another day another hour another minute you should be always thankful just for that along.. I know I am?????????? This amazing photo is shot by @iamtberry y'all should go and fallow him!!! #birthdayshoot?? #africangirlskillingit #nubianqueen???? #backmodelsrock #birthdaygirl???? #skin???? #chocolate?? #melaningoddess???? #southsudanesebeauty??????????
Nyakin shared her conversation with an Uber driver on Instagram who asked her if she would ever consider bleaching her skin.
“I was (asked by) my Uber driver the other day, he said, ‘Don’t take this offensive but if you were given 10 thousand dollars would you bleach your skin for that amount?” she wrote on Instagram.
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She said, “I couldn’t even respond I started laughing so hard. (Then) he said, ‘So that a no’ and I was like hell to the f*king yeah [that’s] no. Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God [blessed] me with. (Then) he said so you look at it as a blessing? You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.”
I AM A DRIPPING MELANIN AND Honey . MY EBONY SKIN STAY GLOWING. I AM BLACK WITHOUT APOLOGY!!???? #slefloveisthebestlove #blackgirlmagic?✨ #melaningoddess?? #melaninpoppin?❤️✨ #southsudanesebeauty???????? #highligonfleek #chocolate? #queenofdark???? #wcw??? Project: ||.RARE.|| : : ||.Creative Director, Styled & Photographed By.|| Fashion Designer || @isaacwest : : : ||.Model.|| @queenkim_nyakim ||
Why are you so dark
Once someone asked her why is she so dark. One of her Instagram posts read, “Some people stay Snapping me asking me why am I so dark? How on earth they expect me to answer that question? Beside the fact that I’m bless with melanin and I love all this darkness.”
We’ve come a long way but we still have a long way to go. My hope is that this post can remind you everyday of why you should be proud of your melanin. Why you should be proud of your heritage regardless of how light or dark your skin is. Stop comparing your skin anyone Change can only happen once you can truthfully look in the mirror and love that Deep Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mocha, or Caramel complexion. #tbh? Designer @hannahkathryne Photographer @jeanniemariephotography #darkchocolate?❤️ #confideniskey❤️ #melaninpoppin?❤️✨ #melaningoddess?? #nuerbeauty?????? #africanqueen?? #southsudanesebeauty????????