No One Has Done More For Dark Skin Than Activist Rashida Strober — 5 Books and an Upcoming One-Woman Play in Harlem on November 4th
Style Magazine Newswire | 10/11/2017, 7:29 a.m.
Source: Black Business News Blog
Nationwide — Get to know Rashida Strober, the world’s first dark skin activist and the inventor of dark skin activism. No one else has done what she has done. Millions came to know who she was through her commentary on the rapper, Kendrick Lamar, back in 2015 which took the world by storm via the power of social media and forced the conversation on dark skin.
People bashed her. People mocked her. People said she was crazy. People said, “What in the world is a dark skin activist? She was stalked and harassed. She took the real hits for dark skin. But since that time many others have attempted to emulate her but none can emulate the real struggle of dark skin activism that Rashida began back in 1998 in the trenches before the bright lights of social media.
Rashida gave birth to dark skin activism in 1998 at Saint Petersburg College with her historic lecture on the Sudanese dark skinned beauty Alek Wek, and since then has gone on to develop a body of work around only dark skin.
She is the first author, actress and activist to focus her work exclusively on dark skin and has been very consistent. Her commitment and dedication to equality for dark skinned people makes her the queen of dark skin. She is the face of dark skin in a world that has long ignored the plight of dark skinned people. She coined the word “darkism” and wrote a book of the same title. She coined the phrase “dark skin activist” and “dark skin activism.”
Rashida brought dark skin activism to the internet in 2009, but has a proven track record of dark skin activism offline within her community. Back in 2012, the queen of dark skin’s dedication to dark skin issues showed when she created the first show on the internet and otherwise to exclusively focus on dark skin female issues. Her pioneering show was called A Dark Skin Woman’s Revenge, and aired on Get Live Radio in Clearwater, Florida.
The queen of dark skin has also written the most books on the topic of dark skin. Rashida has four books and two plays under her belt, and is currently writing a 5th book on how she invented the concept of dark skin activism. The book is called Inventing Dark Skin Activism: The Rashida Strober Story.
Her other books include: Darkism: 25 Ways Dark Skin People Are Discriminated Against, A Dark Skin Woman’s Revenge, How to be the Hottest Dark Skin Chick on the Planet and A Dark Skin Girl’s Triumph: The Rashida Strober Story.
Her plays include two that are the same as the titles of two of her books. The plays are A Dark Skin Woman’s Revenge and A Dark Skin Girl’s Triumph: The Rashida Strober Story. The third play is entitled The Crucifixion of the Dark Skin Activist.
A gifted actress, the queen of dark skin has also created the first Dark Skin Activist Tour featuring her one-woman play A Dark Skin Woman’s Revenge. Not only did she write and produce the play, she also brilliantly plays five women. She wrote the play in 2006. With little resources, she began searching for other dark-skinned women to play the characters but they either did not want to portray the characters or there was no money to pay them so Rashida used her talents to play all the women herself. Rashida has since won an award for her portrayal of one of the characters, winning actress of the year at the Playwright’s Red-Carpet Awards. Rashida has produced the play all over the US including the Atlanta Black Theater Festival, The DC Black Theater Festival and at the University of South Florida.