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South Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech is used to getting lots of attention 鈥 both negative and positive 鈥 for her dark skin. But the 24-year-old was shocked when an Uber driver actually asked her if she鈥檇 bleach her skin for $10,000. But instead of taking his ignorance to heart, Gawetch turned the experience into a teachable moment for women across the globe.

Gawetch posted about the incident on Instagram, saying, 鈥渨hy on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God bless with me [sic].鈥

Now living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gatwech embraces the title 鈥淨ueen of Dark鈥 and regularly posts body-positive messages on her Instagram page. But in her Instagram post, she admits that the type of attention she sometimes gets for her skin color would be hard for some people to believe.

鈥淏eauty is in the beholder. My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent. I represent a nation of warriors. You can see it in my presentation. MaMa Africa. My roots run deep!鈥 Gatwech says in one post.

But she admits that she wasn鈥檛 always this confident, especially when she was bullied at school. 鈥淭here was a time in my life where I considered bleaching myself to avoid the dirty looks, the laughter, and for boys to find me attractive,鈥 says Gatwech.

Immigrating to the US hasn鈥檛 made things any easier 鈥 she鈥檚 regularly on the receiving end of ignorant questions about her skin color and has faced discrimination from makeup artists, other models, and designers.

But now she embraces her dark complexion and regularly posts stunning photos on Instagram celebrating her melanin, much to the delight of her 150k+ followers.

She鈥檚 also advocating for other black women to love the skin they鈥檙e in. 鈥淭hey say the darker the cherry, the sweeter the juice,鈥 says Gatwech. 鈥淓mbrace your darkness!鈥

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