The funny thing about being a pretty brown girl is that people think it’s an anomaly. If you let some people tell it, you can be a pretty girl, or you can be a brown girl, but you can’t be both. The name came to me during a brainstorming session. A few hours earlier, I had (once again) been hit with the most annoying phrase in the world “You’re pretty for a brown skinned girl”… [gag.]
Pretty Brown Girl, was the idea that stuck, not only because it’s a play on my name [Andrea Brown], but also because it’s general and inclusive enough for anyone who’s ever felt that their beauty was discounted due of the tone or color of their skin.
This blog has two missions. The first, is to highlight my journey as a recent college grad attempting to break into the world of communications, entertainment and entrepreneurship. The second is to prove to everyone that pretty brown girls do exist…and more than that, we’re pretty awesome.