Colourism and black love: 'Damned if you do, damned if you don't'
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Colourism and black love

Darker-skinned women say complexion makes finding love and acceptance complicated.

Many darker-skinned women say their ability to form relationships can become complicated by their complexion.

A new BBC World Service radio documentary, Michelle Obama: 'Black Like Me', explores what is described as “shade-ism” or "colourism" - discrimination on the basis of the darkness of skin colour.

The hour-long documentary premiers on 18 February at 22:00GMT on World Service Radio.

Video produced by: Valley Fontaine, Lynsea Garrison and David Botti

Have you been impacted by colourism or shade-ism before? We want to hear your experiences.

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