A young brown girl flooded with images of the European standard of beauty, I often find her longing for features that are not native to her.Disconnected from the #Team Natural #Melanin On Fleek and #Black Girl Magic movements that support adult Black women in affirming their beauty, the majority of young Black girls will still struggle to find love lines in their God-given features.
The unnamed 18-year-old is revealing all the details of her two year relationship with her father in an interview with Science of Us, from how they fell in love and the first time they had sex to what their plans are for the future.'It lasted for about an hour and there was a lot of foreplay. We are so similar, so it’s so easy to sexually please each other. I was always overjoyed to see him, but my happiness was marred by sadness because I knew we’d have to say goodbye too soon.Even though I was too young to remember what full-time life with my father was like, those goodbyes hurt so much.Conversations about the importance of fathers usually revolve around sons: how boys benefit from having a positive male role model, a consistent disciplinarian, and a high-energy roughhousing partner on their way to pursuing career and family success in adulthood.But as recent research shows, fathers also affect the lives of their young adult daughters in intriguing and occasionally surprising ways.
In exploring this area, uppermost on the minds of many is a young woman’s academic and vocational path—how her relationship with her father influences her academic performance and, as a consequence, her career success and financial well-being.