A self-described “colorism activist” who posts online under the moniker Chrissie is planning to launch a magazine featuring only dark-skinned women. Chrissie is currently raising money for the magazine, to be named Divine Dark Skin, and is at $1300 of her $15,000 goal. From her GoFundMe page;
“Are you ready for a [sic] online AND print magazine that is never short of dark skinned models and talent?
Are you excited to finally flip through a publication or go on a site that has chocolate and mahogany colored skin on nearly every page, a magazine that is TRULY exclusive for black women?
What about an authentic safe space for our stories, our triumphs and our pain as black women and girls?
Well, your wishes have come true and DDS online and print magazine are coming soon! BUT we need your help to make it possible. It’s time to put our money where our mouths are and create the change that we want to see! Let’s finally stop supporting publications that don’t support us.”
Chrissie’s YouTube channel is full of videos on the topic of colorism, many of which have a controversial take on the subject, including Did Biracials ‘Hijack’ the Natural Hair Movement?, Black VS Biracial Beauty – A Fair Assessment, Simone Biles & her ‘Zendaya Complex’ and Black Women – Stop Letting White/Biracial Women Outshine You.
Chrissie, whose real life identity is unknown, is often attacked online. Many have criticized her for being divisive and antagonistic to lighter-skinned women. Others feel she is shining a light on an issue that is often ignored, and being an advocate for a group of women who are often overlooked.
Ladies, what are your thoughts?