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Sudanese Model Dubbed “Queen of the Dark” Refused $10,000 Offer to Bleach Her Skin

“My skin absorbs the suns rays and my hair defies gravity. Now you can’t tell me I’m not magical!”

White flawless skin, long legs, big bust, full lips—these common perception of beauty forms an invisible cage around us. This however, is what a model in Sudan intends to break. Nyakim Gatwech hopes to show her beauty to the world and encourage everyone to love themselves regardless of their skin complexion.

Growing up, Nyakim Gatwech was always bullied due to her dark skin. Now she is taking the fashion industry with a storm, making waves internationally not only through modeling but with her advocacy for diversity and Black rights around the world.

She is dubbed the “Queen of the Dark,” and she loves it.

According to Huffington Post, the 24-year-old, first made headlines months ago sharing a story of how an Uber driver offered her $10,000 to bleach her skin. While, the offer was somehow self-depreciating, Gatwech simply laughed it off.

“Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God [blessed] me with… You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.”

Nyakim regularly posts a photo of herself on Instagram together with heartwarming messages on self-love, hoping to redefine the conventional beauty ideals with her stunning modelling shots.

“We are all beautiful in whatever shade of skin color God create us in.”

“Why should being dark be bad? Embrace and love who you are and world would as well!!”

“Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul.”

“My skin absorbs the suns rays and my hair defies gravity. Now you can’t tell me I’m not magical!”

“My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors.”

“It’s beautiful to be black. It is the color of strength and pride.”

“Black is not a color of sadness or death or evil its just the way it has been portray for so many years.
“I am the queen of the dark who bring light and love to those around me.”

Nyankim said she is previously tagged as ‘ugly’ and ‘undesirable’ due to his skin tone.

However, it does not change her love and appreciation to herself.

“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”

Nyakim now has hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers.

While each of her posts usually gets more than 10 thousand likes.

She added ‘change’ can only happen once you start loving yourself for who you are.

“Stop comparing your skin to anyone. Change can only happen once you can truthfully look in the mirror and love that Deep Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mocha, or Caramel complexion.”

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Couple Celebrates 65 Years of Marriage and Their Photos are Both Sweet and Heartbreaking

And some couples couldn’t even reach 65 days! #realtalk

With the increasing (and quite alarming) number of divorces across the world, it seems finding couples who have stayed strong throughout the years is becoming rarer and rarer. No one seems to value marriage and commitment anymore these days.

And then, every once in a while, you hear stories such as this one which makes you realize that, yes, true love still exists. And it can be forever.

Love is real and it can last forever.

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This 11-Year-Old Boy Has Higher IQ Than Einstein

He scored two points higher than physicist Albert Einstein and cosmologist Stephen Hawking.

The Independent

This boy might be this generation’s next big scientist. An 11-year-old in Reading got a higher IQ test score than German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.

Arnav Sharma took the test a few weeks ago without prior preparation or seeing what a typical test looks like. He recorded a score of 162—the highest possible result you can achieve on the paper. It is more than 20 points higher than the genius benchmark which is set at 140.

Arnav, 11, is of Indian origin.

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Woman Leaves Job To Work In A Pirate Ship, She Ended Up Marrying Its Captain

When you know, you know.

There’s no telling if your partner is the one who’s meant for you. You can’t explain how you feel and deep inside, you just know that you have someone who’s worth fighting for. For Tasha Pericic, the phrase “you just know” seems to be the most frustrating response but she learned what it really means when she met Croatian pirate ship captain, Mirko.

Pericic was originally from New Zealand but she’d moved to London to travel to different European countries. She got a job as an assistant manager at Maze, a Gordon Ramsay restaurant in London, and worked there for a year.

After which, she also worked for a brief period in Goldman Sachs’ catering department. She eventually decided to quit her job and continue traveling but at the same time find the means to support herself. ...

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