Let’s be honest – we’ve all dealt with the gora complex at some point in our lives and have used countless totkas to get flawless, fair skin. Turns out, white girls have a similar complex and Shaniera Akram in a recent post opened up about her struggle as a white girl wanting tanned, brown skin.
“To all the girls with brown skin wishing they had white, I just want to let you know that there are a hell of a lot of white girls who grew up wishing they had dark skin too, I know I was one of them,” she wrote.
She continued, “We thought that if our skin was brown we looked healthier, prettier and more attractive to boys. We would go to any length to change the colour of white to brown because that what was instilled in our minds, that brown was more beautiful.”
Concluding her note, Akram said, “What I’m trying to say is don’t try and change who you are, be happy underneath your skin, your beauty is interpreted by you, you are beautiful no matter what your skin colour is!”
Meanwhile, when a media outlet remarked that Shaniera has white privilege and has never faced racism for her skin colour, Shaniera responded with a curt reply.