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Lupita Nyong’o Wrote a Children’s Book About a Little Girl Coming to Terms With Her Skin Color

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Mexican-born actress Lupita Nyong’o took to her social media accounts on Monday to reveal some exciting news: she has written a children’s book due out in October.

The book is entitled “Sulwe” and revolves around a dark-skinned girl learning to accept her skin color.

According to Nyong’o, she wrote “Sulwe” to “encourage children (and everyone really!) to love the skin they are in and see the beauty that radiates from within”. The illustrations in the children’s book were provided by Vashti Harrison, a Brooklyn-based author, illustrator and filmmaker.

According to the synopsis on Simon & Schuster’s website, the story of “Sulwe” will revolve around a little girl named Sulwe who has “skin the color of midnight” who longs to be “beautiful and bright” like the rest of her family. One night, a “magical journey in the night sky” changes the way she views herself.

This isn’t the first time Lupita Nyong’o has made it her mission to shine a spotlight on the negative impact of colorism on the black community.

The “Us” actress has been candid before about the struggle she’s gone through to accept her skin color as well as her mission to eradicate colorism within Hollywood and the black community at large.

Naturally, Latinas on Twitter are all for N’yongo’s new project.

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Because although the Latinx community is tackling colorism now more than it ever did before, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

Some Latinas just couldn’t hold back their feelings of appreciation towards Nyong’o

Nyong’o is truly doing the work the Latinx community needs to bring light to these issues.

Nyongo’s further contribution to the Afro-Latinx culture is making her a cult-like figure in some circles

Nyong’o truly is #blackgirlmagic goals.

Of course, there were those people who pre-ordered before they finished reading the post.

Children can never have too many resources to help them make sense of difficult topics like race and colorism.

Some Latinos took to Twitter to get frank about the realities of colorism within the Latino community.

As always, talking about issues like this are the first step on the path towards improvement.

We, for one, can’t wait to get our hands on Lupita Nyongo’s new book.

Sulwe is out October 1, 2019 and is available for pre-order now.

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Meet Maria Fassi, A Mexican Golf Champ Making History In The U.S. Circuit

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Meet Maria Fassi, A Mexican Golf Champ Making History In The U.S. Circuit

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“I’m tired,” Mexican golfer Maria Fassi begins her journal entry. “The weather report doesn’t look great, but I’m confident that even if I don’t get in 18 holes tomorrow, that I’ll have a good game plan.” The golf pro writes in Golf Week that despite being mentally drained, she remains optimistic.

It’s that determined ambition that has made Fassi a golf champ in Mexico and hopefully soon in the United States.

Maria Fassi is currently one of 72 female players making history by playing in the first Women’s Amateur tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club.

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NBC News reports that the golf club has only started accepting women since 2012. Furthermore, Fassi is just one of two Mexican nationals also competing in the tournament, which will take place next week.

“There’s nothing I love more than representing Mexico and the Latino community, especially in golf where there’s not many Latinos out there,” Fassi told the news outlet. “No matter how we do, we’re already a part of history…Of course, we all want to win and do our best, but it’s just an exciting thing to be a part of.”

The 21-year-old began playing golf as a teen but was first introduced to soccer because her dad is the VP of the CF Pachuca soccer team in Mexico.

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Her three brothers all play soccer in Mexico, but Fassi said she just loved golf too much and decided to play that sport instead.

“But I always loved golf and ever since I started playing, it just made me feel so many things that no other sport made me feel,” the University of Arkansas student said. “There’s an aspect of golf that allows her to push herself beyond her athletic abilities.”

For Fassi, playing golf isn’t about winning, it’s about playing a sport that has given her a direction in life.

“One of the most important aspects of the game is just our mental side,” Fassi told NBC News. “I’ve been doing not so good in my life outside the golf course and I’ve seen how it impacts me on the golf course. So, it’s a nice challenge that you have to keep everything in line to be able to be successful.”

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