She shared with them how uncomfortable she had been in that see-through shirt, and they all started swapping secrets of how to layer like a pro so you never feel like the whole world can see your underwear.
This was the birth of Gugu Intimates, a skin-colored underwear range for women of color, the first of its kind in Africa.
At his side, children, naked but for cotton waist-bands, gaze up in amazement.
One of the world’s last uncontacted tribes who are under increased threat from loggers over the border in Peru, according to tribal people’s charity Survival International.
Skin tone shape wear is next on her to-do list and she also envisions sexy, skin tone lingerie.
Her initial idea was to make 50 pairs, sell them on social media and maybe get a lifetime supply for herself.
“I couldn’t have thought of a better name for the business because this underwear is something that will adorn your object of desire, your object of affection, which is your beautiful brown skin.” Gugu Intimates, which launched last month, currently comes in five shades of brown and rather than give the different shades names that further play into the objectification of women, Nkabinde thought: “Why can’t it be so simple that light skin equals beautiful, medium skin equals beautiful?
But even those lights and mediums just bothered me.
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