The South Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech is teaching people not to be afraid of the dark. She is breaking the barriers of conventional beauty with her deeply pigmented skin and fierce determination while encouraging others to do the same.
She now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has no shame about her melanin! She says that her chocolate is elegant, and she represents a nation of warriors. More than 20k people like her every Instagram post, and in one of them, she detailed the experience she had with an Uber driver who suggested that she should ‘bleach’ her skin. She responded with laughter and tells us that she gets many questions and weird looks about her dark skin.
She is a voice for Black rights around the world, and she has even been dubbed as “Queen of the Dark”, the title she happily accepted. She says that you should love the skin you live in and that you shouldn’t let the American beauty standards damage your African soul. Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold…
Nyakim Gatwech waves the fashion industry with her dark skin
Her unique beauty wasn’t celebrated until she found success as a model
An Uber driver suggested her ‘bleaching’ her skin
Her response was very simple: laughter
She represents a nation of warriors, and her chocolate is elegant
She is a voice of encouragement for the Black community
In one of her Instagram posts, she wrote: “You are beyond beautiful and the love I have for you is unconditional because you are me,”
“Let’s show the world how beautiful and intelligent we are apart from just being dark-skinned”
She has gone viral now, and she has more than 300k followers on Instagram
She was given the title Queen of the Dark, and she accepted it happily