Episode 5

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5th Mar 2020

Season 1 - Episode 5 -Talking Colorism - Loving My Dark Skin

Listen as two beautiful darker-skinned sisters tell their story dealing with colorism in their community and at home. Maureen and Ginain will give you a great perspective about how they have dealt with comments like "You're pretty for a Black girl," and "You don't really need to get anymore sun do you?"

Here how they handle it all, how it shaped their view of themselves and how it has impacted the way they have raised their children.

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About the Podcast

In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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Karin Davis-Thompson