A Nigerian lady identified as Mariam Besty Sule, has cried out on social media over a case of colourism which she has been subjected to over the years.
According to Mariam, she has been facing several rejections and insults due to her skin colour.
The beautiful dark-skinned lady, in a post via Facebook, said society has made her so uncomfortable in her skin that she resorted to editing her photos before posting them on social media platforms.
The young lady also revealed she has lost several job opportunities as a result of her complexion and some people jokingly call her names like “black board”.
“I’m very uncomfortable in my own skin, I edit my pictures lighter than my skin color because of how the society makes me feel about it,” she wrote on Thursday, February 18.
“A lot of time I was called different names as joke, but I noticed I was actually affected by it.. the ridiculous jokes of “black board or color of their black shirt” or you’re too black, I can’t give birth to a black child.
“I’ve gotten rejected for jobs because of my skin color and got insulted jokingly.
“Stop saying hurtful things to black women under the disguise of joke because they are colorist statements and you are a colorist
“Black is beautiful and I’ve learnt to love it and you will respect it.
Black is beautiful and deserves to be in all shows!”