Center for Body Image Research and Policy

Antoinette Landor offers the following advice to help people heal from skin-tone trauma:

  • Acknowledge that colorism exists through individual, institutional, and cultural encounters and that it occurs across races.
  • Have difficult conversations about the implications of colorism.
  • Identify and define words that might cause skin-tone trauma and be aware of how those words might affect others.
  • Believe others when they are open about trauma implications of colorism they are experiencing.