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The Darker the Berry the deeper the ROOTS.

Meet Wahima Lino, a lovely, witty and talented actress.
Q: What was your most negative experience being a dark skin girl?
Wahima: As a dark-skinned adolescence I had many things said to me because I my skin tone. I was called names like "blackie" and "Tar baby", but the worst is when I was call ugly directly to my face in a very casual, nonchalant manor by a boy in my class.
Q: What is the best compliment you have received on your physical beauty?
Wahima: The best compliment I've ever gotten was when I was 17 and a guy said to me "You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? You're worth 2000"
Q: Who was your greatest inspiration?
Wahima: My older sister has been the greatest inspiration in my life. She has been through a lot in her life and yet she manages to keep her head up and move forward. She is one of the most pleasant, caring and loving people I've come in contact with.
Q: List anything you want to share about your experiences as a dark skinned woman?
Wahima: I've had good and bad experiences with being dark skinned, and most of it has been uphill through a tunnel. I've been so lucky to be able to come out the other side with confidence. The purpose of my YouTube channel (Just call me Wah) is to help uplift and help encourage other dark-skinned ladies to embrace their skin and their beauty. I want them to feel like they are apart of the beauty conversation and know that their beauty is valuable and worthy of praise.


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