It's important to me, as a light-skinned poc, to ally myself with my darker sisters and support their actions to deconstruct and challenge colorism. I think we should get out the vote for Kiri Davis' excellent film about the impact of white beauty standards. Her film "A Girl Like Me" is a finalist for the CosmoGirl film contest
: the winner gets $10,000. If you haven't seen the film, you can watch it at the site
. I recommend it to all my friends. $10,000 can go a long way toward her college education--we need filmmakers with critical consciousness like hers in the business to challenge media representations and hopefully provide portrayals of our community that we can get behind with enthusiasm.
You can also read her director bio
and more information about how she made the film