This was written for this week’s One Minute Fiction photo prompt at “Lovely Curses“. I’m considering this as creative non- fiction.
Black was never beautiful.
The photographers were not of our choosing. Our photos were taken with the smallest aperture, lacking perspective and underexposed for our likeness.
Photos that were oftentimes already faded and placed into a broken frame, if there was even a frame to spare…
But the tides are turning and with each passing day, we realize that Black is beautiful…that Black was always beautiful.
Stepping out of the darkness, standing in the light and being our own photographers, we simply needed to take our own pictures and reflect the beauty of ourselves.
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