Why I Made “The What God Made Gallery”

 What God Made Photo Gallery                                                        a celebration of brown girl beauty

She was only 4 years old when it happened. I had one of my favorite pictures of my daughter in my hand. In the picture, she wore a pink ruffled dress, smiling radiantly with an afro crown of glory accented with a single pink flower – she was sweet girl gorgeous! “Ohhh, look at this picture! Such a pretty girl!” When she turned her eyes toward her own image, I expected an echoing of my sentiments, words or a grin that would reciprocate my love with self-love, but she looked at the photograph, and said words I won’t forget – “I look like a dog.” What?!?

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