I don't know about you but a black woman with freckles is my weakness. And it's not fetishizing, it's complete and utter admiration. I've always believed freckles to be a thing of beauty. Within the last year or so, as I've seen more and more freckled black women creep into my timeline on Instagram and my dashboard on Tumblr, spreading their unique brand of magic – I'm captivated by how beautiful the stark contrast of freckles painted onto their otherwise blank canvas truly is. They are like dotted i's on a masterpiece.
God spent a little more time on them.
The constellations that paint the cheeks, noses, chins, and foreheads of these women act like stars in the darkest sky. In honor of these freckled world wonders, we spoke to some our favorite Instagram beauties that own and love the skin they're in, including their freckles, and the journey they took to embracing their unique feature.
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"I used to feel embarrassed about my features and how different it made me feel when it was pointed out. Having big curly hair wasn't always as accepted as much as it is now- my hair and freckles at times were made fun of. Freckles are so uniquely different with every person and I love how it can adorn a person's appearance. Imagine me without them."