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New documentary uncovers hidden issues among Black Brits

PERSPECTIVE: 50 Shades of Melanin

COLOURISM has been a longstanding issue within the black community, and one young woman exploring this from a millennial perspective is Naomi.

Naomi is the co-founder of LAMBB, an online platform for black girls. She recently created the documentary 50 Shades of Melanin which takes a direct look at the opinions of colourism from a younger generation.

"I think the unique angle about this documentary is that these opinions are coming from a younger generation, and shows that previous generations still have a huge emotional impact on the youth, and it encourages the ending of that cyclical nature," claims Naomi.

The documentary features 30 Black British individuals discusing matters such as Light skinned privilege, the influence of media and the wedge among the black British today.

"I believe that colourism is a weighted term, and although it has been unpacked many times in America, it has hardly been tackled in the UK," says Naomi. "The participants of this documentary, shine a light on the impact of deep rooted issues such as colonialism and racism."

The young entrepreneur also claims that the documentary has had an immense impact on the young girls. "I get young girls tearfully saying how it made them feel beautiful and many commenting on the healing it provides."

"I firmly believe that at a time where it may feel like the world is turning their back on ethnic minorities, it is important to uplift each other within our own communities."

Watch 50 Shades of Melanin below:

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