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Twitter Users Get Real About What It's Like Growing Up With Brown Skin

"Being stopped by security in stores just for 'looking suspicious' when I was a teenager. #GrowingUpWithBrownSkin"

Brown skin is so lovely.

It isn't always seen this way by society, however. From birth, some people with brown skin, no matter their race or ethnicity, have to combat negative stereotypes and Eurocentric beauty standards that deem their skin color to be worth less than those with fairer skin.

This is why the hashtag #GrowingUpWithBrownSkin exists. Though the hashtag was first used in 2015, @TheMelaninPlug tweeted it Sunday asking people of color to get real about their experiences dealing with their skin color. Shortly after, it began trending.

The hashtag helps to address the negative aspects of living in a world that looks down on darker skin, it also has given people the opportunity to reaffirm their beauty and take pride in their gorgeous melanin.

Read some of the tweets below.

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