You’re Worth More than Gold

Melanin is $353 per gram. Gold is priced at $40.78 per gram. Let that sink in, you’re worth more than gold. 


And if you have been living under a rock and are not familiar with the term melanin, here you go... Melanin is a broad term for a group of natural pigments found in most organisms.  Melanin is produced within the skin in cells called melanocytes and it is the main determinant of the skin color of darker-skinned humans.


Melanin is Ubiquitous in every entity on Planet Earth that has hue/color. Melanin is the source of what gives color to skin, hair, eyes, plants, oil, animals, volcano's everything imaginable that is creative and colorful. Melanin is 100% activated through sun contact with Black/Indigenous Peoples.  Melanin has become a proud statement in the black community over the last few years, as we are now more than ever embracing our culture , colour and hair and it brings my heart great joy to see black women embracing their blackness, natural hair, distinctive features and beautiful brown bodies!


For so long society has conditioned us to be ashamed of many of our distinct feautures and this is reclaiming our power. I personally thank Yah that I wasn’t one of those women who ever equated beauty with skin tone. My mother, my grandmother, and other women around me growing up where all very proud of their darker complexions and taught me to love my own and I want to encourage you to do the same. 


It was so disheartening growing up and not seeing accurate representation of darker complected girls in the media. It was even more disturbing to hear the statement, “you are cute for a dark skin girl”, from black boys growing up. However, we are living in different times now. While our melanin, high cheek bones, big lips, and curvy features where once mocked they are now being imitated, so don’t ever let anyone black, white, or other ashame you for looking like your natural self. 


As mentioned above the very thing that illuminates and gives our skin its tone is worth more than gold. There are black markets and shady shit going on like the kidnapping of our women and girls to procure this melanin magic. Your worth more than gold baby, protect it and embrace it daily!!!